First Day Back To School Photograph.

All those photos

doesn’t he look handsome,

big cheesy smiles

for the waiting camera

and the very proud Mum,

back to school again

in polished shoes and single

creased trousers,

all now in the world

for the world

to see.

We never see the end of first day,

the hole in the knee

where football was too much

of a pull

and the scuffed shoes

from a shot

that rivalled

anything that went on Match of the Day

at the weekend;

we never see the tornado’s

effect at the end of the first day,

when handsome is replaced

by cool.


Ian D. Hall 2017