If you were a cow,

I’d send you hay

For a valentine

On Valentine’s Day.

If you were a puppy,

I’d send you a bone;

Or maybe a stick

If you were a crone.

If you were a bee,

I’d send you honey—

If you were a banker,

I’d send you money.

But you’re none of these,

So I’ll send to you

This valentine heart

And my true love too.

Illustrated by Julie F. Young