Saturday, August 25, 2012

Side-view Bob

illustration by Frank Conradie

Side-view Bob always sits on the bench
Along with the hammer and spanner and wrench.
His head is so flat and his forehead so wide, 
that - yup, you guessed it - both eyes are on one side.

He can use his head like a racket, a tray or a sword,
Which is why he's found among the nails and the board.
His father keeps him there, next to the vice
(and has only once washed him - to get rid of the lice!)

Though you may wonder what man could use his own son 
Like a common drill or a saw or a nifty screw-gun,
Bob doesn't mind being left with the tools in the shed,
Because, after all, what else can one do with such a flat head?


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