I heard today that too much water can kill you.
I’m 60% water, so too much of me can kill you.
When I get talking about the importance
of a left-footed centre back to the balance
of a four-four-two formation, or my teeth
can do nothing but explain why the latest
Roman Reigns storyline in WWE deserves
an Emmy Award, or my tongue mentions
the way my hip feels 40 years older than me,
or I list my ever changing top 10 crisps,
or bang on about or bang on about John Hegley poems,
I can see your eyes drowning.
If you don’t want to swim with me, piss off.
© Carl Burkitt 2023