A Duck

Soliloquy of a Logical Duck

Purple eclairs, Old grey hares,
Spaghetti falling out of my head!

Alligator cars, Elvis lives on Mars,
Storms blowing through the shed!

A bit of string, a real pink thing,
My train is turning red!

Yellow hearts, Great big carts,
A cow turns into lead!

Lovely flowers, Bridal showers,
A fish gets tired and goes to bed!

Luscious pillows, Weeping willows,
A lonely car recalls the dead!

Magic posters, Roller coasters,
A frog is waiting to be wed!

Story books, fishing hooks,
I’m eating mouldy bread!

Talking lakes, A groundhog wakes,
Not a word was said!


by Jake Fowler
Awarded the Catherine Stickler Award (poetry)
Second Place in Spring 1992