After peeling sixteen bananas,
Barry questioned what he was doing.
He questioned where he was.
He questioned what bananas were.
He questioned who he was.
He questioned questions.
He had no answers.
He peeled more bananas.

© Carl Burkitt 2018



Every single day was like his first day on Earth.
That’s how he treated them.
He’d marvel at all that saw,
laugh, cry and ask questions.
He was quite difficult to work with, if I’m honest.
So overwhelming.

© Carl Burkitt 2018

What it feels like to have depression when you’re the happiest you’ve ever been

My glass is half full, of emptiness
I’m on cloud 8.9
I’m smiling like a Cheshire bat
I’m as happy as a clammy palm
I’m an optimisty morning
I’m a happy camper van
I’m on top of the world of warcraft
I’m in Seventh Haven Holiday Homes
I’m having a killer wale of a time
I’m walking on an airbed
I’m grinning from beer to beer
I’m as happy as Larry David
I’m as happy as a shit in a pig

© Carl Burkitt 2018