There’s a pig on the shower tiles
made out of blue bath crayons.
It looks tired. Its tail is barely attached
to its wonky body. It’s learning how to be
here, unable to move its mouth
the way we are around it. It’s watching
everything, it’s watching nothing,
it’s completely unaware it is a pig
and not a pig and how loved it is.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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 )

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