A remote control monster truck in the middle of the road

Traffic lights are too high up
for the invisible driver to spot.
It doesn’t matter, there a fewer cars
than dinosaurs in Christmas jumpers
on the street right now. The remote control
monster truck is red and orange like fire
or the centre of a toddler’s eyeball.
A scooter with a middle aged man
slugs its way toward the park.
Morning! his mouth tries
as the clock in the top left of our video call
to a pair of surprise Jack in a boxes
says Afternoon.

© Carl Burkitt 2021

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