Poems of the Week


by Julia Griffin

“Japanese nurseries’ take-home dirty nappy rule perplexes parents …
The chief ‘offender’ was Shiga prefecture in western Japan, where 89% of nursery
facilities asked parents to take their child’s nappies home…”
The Guardian

The nurseries of west Japan are happy
To host a child, but not to scrap a nappy.
Their mothers thus discover, all too soon:
Who lays the diaper does not call the tune.