The Secrets of Puddles

It is a little known fact that all puddles

Contain a rectangular membrane

That is invisible to the naked eye


Some years ago when I was returning

From an auction with a bayonet

Strapped to my back

I cycled through a deep puddle

Which caused me to fall from my frail machine

The bayonet which dated from a bloody war

Fell into the puddle and fractured the membrane

And soon I witnessed all the horrors that it had kept hidden

It was because of this that I quickly buried the bayonet

In a peaceful churchyard near my rural home