The wee window cleaner

The wee window cleaner
spoke to the wee roofer
Wait till the wee chimney sweep comes
then you’ll stop laughing
up there on your wee roof
Whereupon the wee roofer
dropped a wee tile
right on the wee head
of the wee window cleaner
from sheer fright
kept as quiet
as a church mouse


Alfred Brendel
Playing the Human Game