Perils in the tot shop
If you don’t like giraffes,
this is not the shop for you;
go next door to the monkey store.
Monkeys with bananas
and evil grins, clinging
to trees with twizzly tails
and not a monkey mommy to be seen.
Is this really good for babies?
Doesn’t anyone surround them with lambies
anymore? Kind, gentle, fuzzy lambs
romping on mythic meadows
soothed when we were young.
Babyhood now: it’s a jungle!