|image courtesy of Tess at magpie tales|
Magic Snakes Rules
We always played games in the car
until mum threatened to throw the snakes out the window if we weren’t quiet
we’d watch the clock blink until we could speak again
those were the rules.
We listened to the Magic Pudding:
one snake each
and then we heard James and the Giant Peach and
then we had two snakes.
I always wanted the green ones and Petal always wanted the yellow ones.
We played eye-spy and spelling-bee and
we sang along to Bananas in Pyjamas and
I sang the Queen of the Night
and we all had one snake each.
Petal fell asleep and Mum took over the driving
We listened to Mowgli and the Enormous Crocodile and
Dad ate all the red ones
I fell asleep and Mowgli’s crocodile fed snakes to the Magic Flute
Mum never did throw them out the window.
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