naughty magazines up on the top shelf

They’re nestled there, on the top shelf

Some so dirty they have to hide themselves

In plastic sleeves, white and innocent

In a desparate attempt to hide

Their jiggling breasts and other unspeakables

And the people who buy them

Look around – shifty – hoping nobody sees them

As they reach up on tiptoes

And pay up in loose change

Hoping that wives won’t know

Won’t find the secret that lurks in the glovebox.

We had a bit of a chuckle in the staff meeting today because the librarian had signed up the school to a digital library. She was proudly telling us all about the service and how staff could also use it.

She told us that the books on their are all for young people but there would be access to ‘adult magazines’. She paused as she realised how that sounded and everybody feel about laughing as we imagined something very different to Horse and Hound or Country Homes.

I can imagine that access to porn magazines wouldn’t have gone down too well in our Catholic school, which kind of made it even funnier. So I thought I’d write a little poem as an ode to the naughty magazine. Enjoy…

Much Love

Rachel xx

3 thoughts on “naughty magazines up on the top shelf

  1. Margot Kinberg

    Oh, that is really funny, Rachel! Thanks for sharing the moment with us. I can just picture that staff meeting! And what a stir it would create if, by some weird chance, one the kids did find the sort of ‘adult magazine’ everyone was imagining! Yikes!

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