Happy April Fool’s Day!


From the I-Wish-I’d-Written-That Department, this is the Poem of the Day from the Poetry Foundation (http://www.poetryfoundation.org.) —


April Fool

by Myra Cohn Livingston
The maple syrup’s full of ants.
                                    A mouse is creeping on the shelf.
                                   Is that a spider on your back?
             I ate a whole pie by myself.
The kitchen sink just overflowed.
                                   A flash flood washed away the school.
             I threw your blanket in the trash.
                                   I never lie————I————
                                                                                APRIL FOOL!

Myra Cohn Livingston, “April Fool” from Celebrations. Copyright © 1985 by Myra Cohn Livingston.  Reprinted by permission of Marian Reiner.

Source: Celebrations(Holiday House, 1985)

Myra Cohn Livingston

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