That Paper Twang
I once heard a flute from far away
Was it the doorbell or the voice of Aunt Maye?
I tried to follow the flute far away
And found the carriage-drivers whistling with green leaves
I once knew that all they did was drive carriages
But I didn't know that they feasted on cabbages
I tried to follow the flute again the next day
And caught Aunt Maye brushing her teeth in the garden
I was disappointed that day, so I took a carriage
I even ate some cabbages
And rode into town
In the town square, I saw a lady
A lady with a white dressing gown
I said, "Wow."
I did not know where they sold dressing gowns.
I tried to listen for a fluteing sound
But all I got was a bag of five to fifteen pounds.
From Aunt Maye's brother, Uncle Brown.