Posted by: David Harley | April 5, 2013

Nickelodeon (Behaviour Modification)

Sometimes I press the wrong button
Sometimes the right button
For the wrong reason
Sometimes I pray to hit the right button
Sometimes I pray for you
Sometimes for me

Sometimes I forget
Which is my side of the mirror?

Sometimes society hits the wrong button:

‘Pick those toys up’
‘Button your coat’
‘Don’t walk on the grass’
‘Put that knife down’

Sometimes I press the wrong button but perhaps
Any tune is better than silence

Published in Vertical Images 10, 1995. Copyright David Harley 1977.

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