Mates

Today my friends are well done hash browns.
They are a squirrel relaxing in the sun,
a full plughole, a crispy bagel. My friends are
a coffee, a coffee and future coffee.
They are a meticulously prepped, lavish sandwich.
They are an empty picture frame, a ripe banana,
a new pair of football boots, a sharpened pencil.
My friends are music at full volume. They are
peanut butter, an avocado, funny school stories.
Today my friends are a broken egg.
They are odd socks. They are Zoom. They are kids.
Today my friends are a mattress.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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