19 November, 2019 by katelaity
As I get a little older
I find it’s easier to see;
the imp upon my shoulder
makes things oh so hard for me.
There’s no deliberate mischief,
but he chatters all the time;
would he be quite the sneak thief
if his gabbling sometimes rhymed?
[Image via the fabulous British Library Flickr account: I think I have found a kindred spirit in RANK DOGGEREL: BEING A LITTLE LAUGHTER WITH A SEDIMENT OF SENTIMENT by J. James Hewson, illustrated by R. Talbot Kelly, RBA. 2nd Edition, 1892]