I saw a cowslip through the fence,
A horsefly in the store.
I saw a boardwalk up the street,
A doorstop by a door.
I saw a millrace up the road,
A daybreak through the gloom.
I saw a nightfall on the lawn,
And a clock run in the room.
I saw a peanut stand up high,
A cracker box in town,
A bedspring at the garden gate,
An inkstand on the ground.
You don’t believe all this, do you?
For not a single thing is true!

[illustration] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney