Day 10

A Spell to Start Again

Written by Sara McQueen

© Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh

What will we open tomorrow?
When the long wait is over,
We long to return
To the first.

It’s a magical time -
Grownups say

So perhaps a little spell
Or a wish
Would do the trick?

Push shut the windows
Like tightly closed eyelids.


and wish

When eyes open
All closed (like before)
These windows wait
To be opened
Once more.


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