Squirrels do not understand
the word nut
but they wake up every morning
to find one.
You are standing
outside of a Papa John’s Pizza place
in the middle of the day
telling me you want some steps
to reach the moon.
I have a heavy carrier bag
and say we need to go home,
the apples of my imaginition
dropping one by one
to the floor.

© Carl Burkitt 2022

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