(Written during lockdown)
You read your name on your blanket Made by Granny “That’s the letter 3” You say as you reach the ‘e’ Your brain tick ticking away Making connections in curious ways And it kind of make sense Without over thinking “They look similar” You say. You burst into a rendition of The alphabet song At full volume All signs of sleep Quickly gone. L M N O P Turns to Lemon Ellow Pea And I think of Elmer in yellow Eating peas. It kind of makes sense Without over thinking. You finally reach Z Your head touches the pillow Still humming away We say goodnight And I leave your room Hoping the alphabet song will follow So I can throw it out the window It’s jingling tune going round in my head L M N O P L M N O P on repeat As I walk down the stairs with Elmer To find some peas and something yellow. Wondering if this is lockdown fatigue setting in Or just regular tiredness Or if my mind is slightly loosing the plot In the world of a 3 year old Which would kind of make sense Without over thinking.