Cosmos and Buddleia
the haberdasher's chair.
A taller than average chair,
placed at the counter for customers to sit upon
while they chose their wares.
We use it for haircuts but
I can never see it without being reminded of
who was left in charge of Miss Muggins's shop.
I was once left in charge of a village shop.
It was called Pound Lane Stores.
I can still remember the thrill.
I rang up a million pounds on the cash register
and was in a good deal of trouble.
Milly-Molly-Mandy would never have been so silly.
As she said to little-friend Susan,
who called in for some safety-pins,
'No, this isn't play; it's business. I've got to be very, very careful.'