Cocoon

I really love cycling. If I could get a job cycling and doing poetry, that would be ace. Anyhow, wrote this when I got to work…

Cocoon

This is as close as I’ll ever be to a butterfly
rain coat zipped up to my chin
for the half hour bike ride
to work

Hair bunned
at the back
to fit in the hood
helmet clipped tightly
– I am waterproof

Now pace reaches peak
the streets are attacked
Cold frosts the trees
but the sweat coats my back

until one minute left
I let myself go
cycling slow
as I unbutton clothes
jacket unzipped
helmet unclipped
from beneath
hood stripped from my forehead
hairband released

Hair ruffled with hands
to be free in the wind
body to elements
cool down my skin

At that moment
I open
and peel myself free

I feel as close to
a new butterfly
as I’ll ever be

Biology for Five Year Olds

Inspired by my daughter and the Cambridge Science Festival, I can’t stop writing lots of pretty rubbish rhymes about questions she has asked me and questions I’m still not sure I know the answers too!

Most of them are using words she knows in first year of school. Tgought I’d share!

Here is the biology section!! x

I am sad

I start to cry

Water runs out

From my eyes

Why?

Why do I have water from my eyes?

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I eat a cherry

The cherry is red

But when I poo

It’s brown instead

Why?

Why is my poo brown?

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I eat beans for lunch

The beans go in my belly

I start to fart

The fart is smelly

Why?

Why do I fart? And why is it smelly?

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I eat more beans

I fart some more

That fart is like a lion –

ROAR!

Why?

Why has a fart got a noise?

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I jump and jump

on my bed

And when I stop

My face is red

Why?

Why is my face red if I jump a lot?

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I play all day

And do not drink

When I wee

It really stinks

Why?

Why is wee stinky if I do not drink a lot?

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I eat an ice cream

Then 5 more

My belly starts

To feel sore

Why?

Why is my belly sore if I eat and eat and eat?

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I put on socks

The day is hot

My toes get sweaty

Till I take the socks off

Why?

Why do I get sweaty feet?

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I cut my knee

It bleeds a bit

A scab soon grows

To cover / plaster it

Why?

What is a scab?

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In my nose

If I dig deep

Is a hole

Where bogeys sleep

Why?

What is a bogey?

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Hollie x

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