Pink is not a good colour for a football shirt

Peppa Pig never says please.
She’s incredibly impatient
and believes jumping in puddles
is the only gender neutral game out there.
I’m watching Daddy Pig doing a fun run
with an orange flavoured ice lolly in his trotter.
He’s just eaten three bowls of spaghetti
and the whole town is laughing at him.
There’s been a mix up
with the white football tops and a little red dress
in the washing machine
and my son is staring out the window
at a skip filled with concrete.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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