“Ode to an Old Brown Sheet”
You’ve been a “cocoon” from which “butterflies” spring.
“Caterpillars” crawl in, then emerge on the wing.
At the Teddy Bear Picnic you’ve been a dark cave.
There’s snoring inside; enter only if brave!
You’ve helped create theatre – a shadow play,
hiding the actors, keeping bright light at bay.
When you’re a tunnel, toddlers know what to do.
I teach over and under, but you teach them through.
And when I go visiting, pan and bags in my hand
you are my clothing; and don’t I look grand?
Perhaps you have a prop of your own that is deserving of an ode?
Have a wonderful weekend!