The man on a wooden bench by the main road

He had two eyes at the front of his face
behind his glasses. There was brown hair
on his head and his chin.
His skin was attached
to his biceps and his neck.
There was a belt around his waist
and a white t-shirt over his chest
and a Nike tick on his black trainers
and the sky was above him.
The four fingers and thumb on his right hand
were wrapped around the Easter egg
he was eating like an apple
as if the world only had one day left.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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