You are Barry from EastEnders

Your hair is slicked back
and your cheeks could sell
a second hand car with ease.
People seem to smile
when your face walks
on to a drizzly forecourt.
Your singing voice is a punch
to the lungs.
I think about Janine
pushing you
off the edge of a cliff
and the shape of your laugh
disappearing.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s