Holding

Their Liverpool away shirts match
as much as their bearded jawlines.
If they were holding hands
they would be passionate Dad
and eager to please shadow again.
They are standing on a pier
238 miles from their city, the day after
their team were on TV, holding on to
something more important than hands.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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