Do not fear the puffle—
He is a noble beast.
He never swallows children.
Instead, he dines on yeast.
He takes a meal at Friday noon,
And then right down he lies
To nap beneath a cheesecloth.
And soon he starts to rise,
And even though he’s fast asleep,
He floats about the skies.
Because of his strange diet,
He is completely white.
This is a great convenience
When he bicycles at night.
And should he wish to go
Where puffles aren’t allowed,
He takes a little snack
And passes for a cloud.
The ill-informed may tell you
That clouds resemble sheep.
They do not know how puffles look
When full and fast asleep.

[illustration] Illustrated by Pat Hoggan