Does the sun cook your skin to crackling?
Do your teeth become leather after sugar?
Do you laugh when you fall over?
Do you pack too many pairs of pants
for an overnight stay? Do ties feel too tight?
Do rooms feel too big? What are leaves?
When did you last cry at a cloud?
How often do your bones tell you to do something
completely irreversible? How often do you listen?
Has it been a few weeks since you thought
there was a reason to your feelings?
Isn’t it strange when the floor melts
and you realise you are only stood up straight
because you are doing all you can to do so?
© Carl Burkitt 2022