Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011


by Elaine Baker

How come her hair’s blue
but she’s got pink shampoo?
And why does she sleep
next to somebody’s teeth?
And why does it matter
that Daddy’s got fatter?
And why is it good
to always touch wood?
And why am I ducky
and dearie and luvvy?
And –
Why can’t she see to read this book to me
when she’s got eyes in the back of her head?

Added: 09.02.2011