A box of fried chicken is next to the jelly babies.
There is no way of knowing how we got here,
but you will not accept that as an answer.
And neither should you. Let’s go for a walk,
past the peanuts, the shower gel, the eggs,
the sliced bread, the row of illustrated books
and find the pieces of a story we can put together
any way we like.

© Carl Burkitt 2023

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