Guess who

As kids we would sit and guess
who was coming down the stairs
by the creaks of the floorboards.
It became second nature.
We’d know if we needed to hide
what we were doing
or if we could get away with it.
When I walk into my son’s room
in the morning his face is the partner
of the inventor of the door,
blown away by the reveal.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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