29 January – The Dipper’s lament

Sorry to disappoint,
but it’s just me, the humble dipper,
who you see rising and falling,
skimming so close to the river.

Sorry to disappoint,
for I know you’re a veteran wisher,
hoping every low flying bird
is the flashy, sassy kingfisher.

Sorry to disappoint,
but he’s not the colour you see,
it’s just a trick of the light –
he’s actually brown like me.

Sorry to disappoint,
but I’m dapper in my own right,
so feast your eyes on finesse,
stop looking for charlatan bright!

29 January - The Dipper's lament