Father Hubbard





You loved those shelves so

Displayed the hearts for Show

American Girl cut outs

they fade but you doubt

locked with tiny skeleton key

so to ignore their plea



haggard expression in the mirror

Oh the pain can't be clearer

What you made him do at last

immortal behind that looking glass

Frozen in time so unique

Little pigtails meet fate so bleak



From your cupboard pull down

what makes the beating sound

can't find red rover

Asphyxiated on clover

collect them so they don't run away

porcelin dolls can't play

only father makes them stay