Edgar Albert Guest
Edgar Albert Guest (20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England)
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The Thumbed Collar
Go up and change your collar,' mother often says to me,
'For you can't go out in that one, it's as dirty as can be.
There are splotches on the surface where they very plainly show.'
'That is very queer,' I answer, 'it was clean an hour ago.'
But I guess just what has happened, and in this it's clearly summed:
He who lets a baby love him often gets his collar thumbed.
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