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The Mysterious Thing On My Plate


The Mysterious Thing On My Plate

I'm not sure what my mom made me for dinner.
I think that it's a hockey puck, no lie.
My knife won't even make a little dent.
Maybe it's a moulten lava pie.


I could use it as a baseball in tomorrow's game.
I could toss it in the river with the other rocks.
I could take it into school for Tuesday's show and tell.
I could kick it down the street for twenty blocks.

This hard and crusty thing that's on my plate
has put me in a rather foul mood,
because it could be a million different things,
but the one thing it could never be is food.

(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

I am trying to find a publisher or agent
to represent any or all of the stories and poems
in "A Pocketful of Rhymes".
If you know anyone that can help, or have comments,
please e-mail me.Thanks!