Put Back, Put Back
“Put back, put back” Daniel said tearfully.
by David Taylor
He did not want to put on his shoes
but finally with some distraction, OK bribe
of cheesy wotsits we made him forget.
Forget that he just wanted to rest in the peace of his home
and stimulating his desire for crisps
we led him by his nose into the world
and to his nursery.
Put back, put back I said to myself
as I closed the door.