wordsout by Godfrey Rust                                       Welcome To The Real World  19 of 59 →  HOME   

Nursery haiku

Mums form a communion line—
the sacraments
Brio and coloured water.

Amongst the coats and boots
a smile of wonder
tucked in a bright red hood. 

Walking home, lips sealed tight—
black marker pen
gives only name and number, 

a private universe, clutching
bag and bunny,
hot hand gripping mine.