We are zapping Lego Star Wars’ characters.
Patiently, she shows me how to handle
the console – its buttons and paddle.
How kind she is about my ineptitude!
She commentates throughout. I am a convert.
This is no more solitary than reading –
with a work-out of psycho-motor skills!
But she is passive watching ‘Ninjago’ –
its violence, rudeness, a lack of irony,
a plenty of sarcasm – and its Lego
manikins: humour bypass, prosthetic hands,
stunted vocal range,