It is Wednesday

and I’ve decided
to let Mr Tumble tell us
the story of Jack and the beanstalk.
You’re holding a full length breadstick
because I like remembering you
smaller than you are.
Jack is lugging a giant goose
back down the beanstalk
and I’m struggling to believe
he is strong enough to carry
something bigger than himself.
Mr Tumble is trying his hardest
to move the story on
but you manage to hit rewind
and you’re somehow 20 years old.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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