We could

For World Suicide Prevention Day

We could buy fishing rods
and stand on river banks
or hold darts and pretend
to appreciate the weight
or learn to bake and laugh
at soggy bottoms or climb
mountains or learn squash.
We could sit with our shoulders
next to each other looking out
from our porch as old men
talking about what we used to ignore.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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