A Banana

How can a

banana

be glowing up dere

so golden

and bold in

da night?

 

Dere must be

a monkey

who lugged it up dere

who licked it

and sticked it

on tight.

                                         

From Monkey Shines, an unpublished collection of night-themed children's poetry.

 

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COOKIE LORRIE

Oh so sorry,

Cookie Lorrie,

but you’ve got to come!

The world has fallen

all to bits – it’s

nothing but a crumb.

 

Step inside, take a seat

upon the Wondrous Cookie Sheet.

I’ll tie a cape around your neck

and bake you hard as clay.

In all your crispy glory, Cookie Lorrie,

save the day!