I live with Scatman John

He sits on the play mat,
centre stage,
pointing at the audience of crumbs
and floorboard eyes
and stained cushions
and the roof of a secondhand furniture shop
and the TV remote under the plastic snail,
spitting out the sounds
of a person inventing language.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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