To the uninitiated, this is a book
about nothing. Don’t get too attached
to any sentences or images or themes.
Don’t be fooled by the upbeat words
or the bits that make you feel
like they’re leading to a neatly
wrapped ending. You’ll meet a few people.
Some will be dressed in suits or running
shoes or will have jewellery on their bodies
left by a loved one. Some will
have sing-song voices, some will be afraid.
Some will have jobs, some will cook food,
some will climb mountains. Say hello
to them, sure, but don’t get too attached,
this is a book about nothing.
© Carl Burkitt 2023