7 February – Puddle play

What is it about puddles that strip the years away,
enticing every adult’s inner child out to play?
As long as you’re in your wellies, it’s impossible to resist
their promised splishy-splashy-sploshy mischievous bliss.
Even when murking with lurking silt and slime,
a magnetism draws you to paddle in their grime.
And if you’re the first one to succumb to temptation –
what delicious delight to rain down surprise precipitation!
This is why puddle power strips the years away,
drenching the greyest day with vivid shades of play.