Playthings and toys and games for boys.
Secrets and misfits and times for biscuits.
Angels and devils and storms for whales.
Topspin and twirls and babies for girls.

Some of these things are often and true.
Others are real in the mind that sees you.
I find them always in time for a tale:
You find they sparkle as a picture to tell.

Copyright 1998 - Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton, August 1998.