I am a light bulb

I am a light bulb. When you turn me on I think you look lovely. When you turn me off, I just think about the next time you’ll turn me on. I can’t wait until I die and I feel you again. I hope I don’t hurt you.  

© Carl Burkitt 2016

642 Challenge: “Write a story through the eyes of an inanimate object.”

The tightrope walker

Benedict was the best tightrope walker in the world. He’d done it all. He’d walked from one side of the Grand Canyon to the other; down the length of the entire River Thames and up Mount Everest (Somehow). But he was bored. He had no challenge to complete, so he thought he’d attempt the impossible: a tightrope walk with no tightrope.

Benedict climbed to the top of his block of flats, gazed out at the London skyline, took one step off the edge and fell to his death. Obviously. 

© Carl Burkitt 2016

642 Challenge: “Write about a tightrope walker who falls.”

My home

If I was a bug stuck underground
for 1,000,000,000,000 years
I’d think about you
until I was free.

I’d think about your legs
and how I would climb up them.

I’d think about your eyes
and how I’d force my way through them.

I’d think about your brain
and how I’d redecorate your thoughts
to make it my home.

© Carl Burkitt 2015

642 Challenge: “If you were a bug and you were stuck underground for 1,000,000,000,000 years, what would you do until you got it?”

T-Rex

If I could bring one kind of
dinosaur back to life
I would bring back a T-Rex
And I would tickle it
And I would hug it
And I would kiss it
And I would love it
And I would fuck it.

I’m so alone.

© Carl Burkitt 2015

642 Challenge: “If you could bring one kind of dinosaur back to life, which would it be?”