Writing Poetry: Gerald Herron

I’ve been asked, ”What have you been doing?”
I bought a yo-yo!
I like the way it twirls and spins,
Like being hypnotised.
I practice at my friend’s place…
Broke a vase.
I got a talking to about playing in house,
How some things never change.
I got my friend one too,
But he won’t co-operate.
I bought a yo-yo book,
To show me all the wonders of its tricks.
Like the Julia butterfly,
Collecting minerals from a crocodile’s tears.
And people say,
I’m doing nothing with my life.