My Kitchen

RDP Friday: IMP

Shadow, 1954
Boris Petrovich Sveshnikov ( 1928 – 1998 )

In my kitchen

under the floor

down in the basement with the treacherous stairs

A little face always scuttles away when it sees a light.


Sometimes it smiles

and sometimes it laughs

sometimes it sings

and gives me a fright


My Grandma named it Tippy

her Mother named it Sham

one night my Mother stomped on the floor

and named it’ Give Me Back My Hand’.


There is a little imp

that lives all alone downstairs

at least I think it’s alone, I prey it’s alone

It better hope  for it’s sake it is.

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