Dear Little Boy
who was sitting in front of me on the 214 bus yesterday
who had his arm wrapped up in a bandage
who was so curious about the Egyptians
who spilt orange juice all over his father’s lap
who randomly turned around and whispered to me
“Never jump on a trampoline if you’re holding some scissors”
you taught me a very important lesson
(or as you’d called it, a “life ‘ack”)
and inadvertently stopped me
from ending up with my arm in bandages too
(nowt to do with trampolines and scissors
rather baths and blades, but still
the message is the same:
don’t do stupid shit).
Keep up the precociousness, kid.
From “That Lady Wearing Sunglasses Even Though It’s Raining”
Looooove you and your brilliant self!