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Poem for today by Heather Moulson

Arts Richmond

Online - 22 May 2020

Poem for today by Heather Moulson

Babysitter’s Lament


How did you become this big?!

I used to read you a bedtime story,

take you to the toilet. 

 Be a regular visitor on Saturday 


Shouldn’t you be in bed?!

Instead of doing all this fancy 


The grown up now a child as you 

look through my accounts.

Childhood memories won’t 

be of interest to you yet.  

But later on, you’ll wonder about

your toys and stories

– who you played Mousetrap with.    

So how much tax do I owe again?! 


By Heather Moulson

Babysitter’s Lament

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