Did the school run today.
Just me and W.
We stepped out in to Storm Gareth.
Held hands to cross the road.
He forgot to let go on the other side.
And held my hands the whole way there.
He wanted to know about bungalows.
And why old people don’t just eat yoghurt
To fix their feeble bones.
He told me about the weather.
And how thunderstorms mean he can come home early from school.
He asked how long til the holidays.
And asked me why I love him so much.
When we reached the school gates
He dropped my hand
And had the kindness
To pretend it was to adjust his coat.
Without looking up he delivered the blow
‘Bye then, mum. I can take it from here’.