“you’ll get square eyes”
I was close up to the television set
and dad said,
“square eyes is what you’ll get”

I never did.

Dad’s gone
a long time ago
but his words are
in my memories
reminding me
about the TV.

He was full of little gems,
as if my socks could hum
or potatoes could grow in my ears,

Jack Frost never nibbled my toes.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.