Secret Santa

Scouring charity shops
for Mike’s secret santa gift,
Sandra was surprised to stumble
across a Nik Kershaw in Age Concern.

It was a riddle as to how
he had ended up there.
Sandra guessed that, at some stage,
he must have been in the shop window,
for he was slightly yellowed as if
the sun had gone down upon him many times.
But, upon closer inspection,
he looked to be in good working order,
a little musty, perhaps, but not too rusty.

Wouldn’t it be good, she thought,
to buy him, take him home
and see how he scrubs up.
What’s more, she still had money to spare
from her five pounds allowance
with which to purchase
Get Fit With The Green Goddess
on video cassette.

Mike was overwhelmed by his gifts,
particularly the Nik Kershaw
(owning, as he already did,
a Howard Jones and that
drummer from Culture Club).

Sandra herself got a scented candle.

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