Most handsome princes
Go looking for people
Carrying slippers
Of hard sharp glass.
When somebody loves them
They force their feet in
Slicing off toes and heels
That don’t seem to fit.

You on the other hand
As well as being clever
And loving and interesting
(and most desirable)
Have always made sure
What you offer your loved ones
Are fireside slippers
Warm, soft, flexible and furry

March 2001, Swansea