Liturgy of Time Past

BY MURIEL SPARK
What’s today?
Hoops today.
What’s yesterday?
Tops yesterday.
What’s tomorrow?
Diabolo.
Moons and planets come out to play,
The Bear bowled, the Sun spun.
See the Devil-on-sticks run
Today, tomorrow, and yesterday.
What’s Hope?
Skipping rope.
What’s Charity?
Salty peppery.
What’s Faith?
Edinburgh, Leith,
Portobello, Mussellmrgh,
and Dalkeith.
Out you are.
in you are.
Mustard.
Vinegar.