When you lose a lobe of liver,
Do your Cheerios taste green?
Have you made the morning coffee
In your washing machine?
Did you ever bite a mouse trap
Just before a summer freeze?
Does your chewing gum taste crunchy
And fall down 'round your knees?
Have you ever gone to Cleveland
for Michigan's Octoberfest?
Or danced with Old Job's turkey
'Cause you like hot dogs best?
Does a Popsicle taste funny
When it's made with pickle juice?
Or should I take a walk downtown
In a pick-up painted puce?
Jumping off a cracker's edge
I wondered, "What's the hurry?"
Threw up my purple banana
'Cause the outside tasted furry.
A mouth that's stuffed with cotton
Cobwebs dancing in my brain
Legs all weak and wobbly
But at least I feel no pain
Kathleen McCoy Eldridge ©
September 8, 2010
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