wordsout by godfrey rust
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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.

For Adam Ryder Rust. 

Godfrey Rust 1996, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for permissions.