A Banana

How can a


be glowing up dere

so golden

and bold in

da night?


Dere must be

a monkey

who lugged it up dere

who licked it

and sticked it

on tight.


From Monkey Shines, an unpublished collection of night-themed children's poetry.




Oh so sorry,

Cookie Lorrie,

but you’ve got to come!

The world has fallen

all to bits – it’s

nothing but a crumb.


Step inside, take a seat

upon the Wondrous Cookie Sheet.

I’ll tie a cape around your neck

and bake you hard as clay.

In all your crispy glory, Cookie Lorrie,

save the day!