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For many years, before the advent of disposable diapers, a safety pin was essential for keeping a diaper on a baby.
So, the lowly safety pin is worthy of a little poetic recognition, and poet Valerie Worth did just that!
Closed, it sleeps
On its side
Opened, it snaps
Its tail out
Like a thin
Shrimp, and looks
At the sharp
Point with a
Found in A Jar of Tiny Stars: Poems by NCTE Award-Winning Poets (edited by Bernice E. Cullinan) [811.54 JAR].
Laura, at Writing the World for Kids, is hosting the Poetry Friday Round-Up today.
*I say "a safety pin is there," but that really depends on the workplace. In those places, which predominantly employ men, coming upon a safety pin may be near impossible. I've seen stapled pants hems and duct tape repairs.