When I was very young
there was something called “Grownups”.
(Like dinosaurs they are now “extinct” –
the stage after “endangered species”).
Occasionally, a Grownup would say,
“I was miles away!”
We children would look at the Grownup
How did he do it without being seen?
“We children” are now an “endangered species”.
The “stage after” is even further away
(from GNOMONIC VERSES)