Poem 48 Revised

The flea to the elephant says:
Catch me! Catch me!
But elephants have no time for fleas
With feet like the trees
And a trunk broad and stout
With a swing of his knee
He could swat the flea out.
But the flea to the elephant pleads,
Catch me catch me
If you chase me I’ll fly
Up from the circus and into the sky
Yelling catch me catch me
But the elephant gruffly refuses the tease
And lays down his trunk and his ears with great ease.
And says Catch me catch me
Catch me you say
What lovely a life solely for play,
This body too old and too tired must lay,
Now kindly young one
Would you hop on your way

And leave me these bones for another day
–ECW
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