My back is 35 years older than me

talking about the shops that used to be
where the current shops are now
and how it wishes it could still eat toffees.
It knows everything about nothing important
and can’t quite pronounce the names
of some of the Premier League’s best players.
It likes eating dark chocolate. It likes drinking port.
It whistles when it’s happy and doesn’t tell anyone
when it’s struggling.

© Carl Burkitt 2023

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