There is an old man in the back of the car

He is the size of a pedal bin.
He doesn’t need his grapes cut in half
but he prefers to eat them that way.
He is 4,000 years old and knows everything.
His leggings have a puffin, a cheetah
and a zebra on them. His skin is as smooth
as his bum and he is one day old.
He’s asleep. His brain is figuring out
how he will be awake in a different town
and one day he will rule the world.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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