how I spent my birthday

 

 

 

I spent my birthday riding

escalators in a department

store

 

my eyes

 

are always brighter

when it rains

 

and I always scald my tongue on porridge

and always, every morning, forget

 

eat it again

 

perhaps I should find a new breakfast?

 

 

Posture is one of those things

it feels impossible to get right.

 

I can’t

 

remember the last time I

had rice pudding and liked it

but I’m open to new experiences

 

I hate change

 

My favourite novel hasn’t been written yet

- I once overheard this and wanted to punch someone,

specifically the person who said it

instead I just

 

rolled my eyes

 

and I lost

my

scarf

on the tube

 

Red.