For Eleanor Raheem

For Eleanor Raheem who was fascinated by the two words    
 “kadey” and “kuday”

 I left behind my kuday
 in a wayside kadey,
 and some feckless fella
 made off with my old umbrella.
 So to ease the pain
 I stepped out singing in the rain,
 slipped and fell in a drain,
 and broke a bone in my collar.

                                          Laki   2013