For Sunari – my daughter –in-God

What’s the hurry
Sunari ?
“Time waits for no one”
no doubt  you’ve been told,
and now that you’re fifteen years old,
may I make so bold
as to offer some gratuitous advice ?
Don’t at any price
join the rat race,
or try to keep pace
with the three blind mice.
See how they run !
It’s no fun
to get ahead of everyone
and wind up,
wound up

Play it cool.
Loll if you can
In your papa’s swimming pool.
And then, healthily tired
and inspired
by a long drawn
for bed
and just fade away
till tomorrow’s dawn.

                                                Laki  1991