...or "Ode to a Wookie-Monster"
inspired by a newly received scan of a 2019 film photo of my little boy...
Inside that little head
You know the wheels are turning
And the urge to make some mischief
Is alive and always burning
The Wookie-Monster bides his time
While on his blanket lying
And thinks of stuff that he can do
Like Daddy's shoes untying
Or scamp'ring round the house at three
With tail all thick and bushy
Then asking for a tummy-rub (*)
Oh, yes, his life IS cushy!
This little boy's a constant joy
With antics his brain is humming
And with his purr-gurgles and Wookie-speak
One can always hear him coming.
And when it's time to call it a night
He sprawls before my feet,
Waits to be picked up and carried upstairs
Don't tell me that ain't neat!
I don't know where he came from,
This funny little moggie
But I'm so glad he picked me out
Without him life would be...just...sloggy.
Shot on Ilford HP5+
Photo + Dreadful Doggerel ©2020 Steve Ember