All the gear and all the ideas.
The kind of guy you text
when your kid asks a question
you don’t understand. His spine
is an encyclopaedia and reads
from it when you are ready.
What’s the best way to
use your walking poles, Ash?
Put your hands through
the bottom of the straps
and let them take the strain.
How do I get the bladder
straw working, Ash?
Don’t forget to bite it.
Why am I here, Ash?
Why not?

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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