We all heard
Humpty take his fall
Shattering glass shell everywhere
Yolk busting out and wise men bustling.
All those regal horses rather got in the way
So that when I tried to put him back together
All that was left of the man was a fat cat licking
the ground where he'd fallen,
and smashed shards
gleaming white in the sun.
Dutifully I fixed the cracks
Humpty is now
And yet when I peek inside
The yolk is gone.
Not being much of one for analysis, make of this as you will. Updating Humpty Dumpty with modern adhesives has worked a treat - after all I think it's a bit outdated to be relying on King's horses and King's men to do our dirty work.