Air

The yawn in the morning filling your mouth
with no one to start you yawning

air in my hair
air in the air
fffffffffffff

The swing in the playground swinging
with no one on the swing to swing it

air in my hair
air in the air
fffffffffffff

The balloon with its skin blown up tight
with no one blowing to tighten the skin

air in my hair
air in the air
fffffffffffff

The open window where the cool blows in
with no one to blow the cool

from Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things (Puffin, 2010), copyright Michael Rosen 2010, used by permission of the author

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