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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 Rust, 1996. 

Godfrey Rust, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for details of permissions for use.