Do you ever not recognise your footprints?
Do you ever run your hands through your hair
and wonder when you put a hat on?
Do you ever catch yourself thinking hurtful things
you can’t believe you’re having about a stranger
and discover it’s you in a shop window?
I looked at my wrist for the time today
and I’ve not worn a watch for five years.
Sometimes my skin is on so tight
I wonder if I’m a vacuum packed ham
or waiting to be born.
© Carl Burkitt 2021