by Geoff Hauser
The Higgenbottom twins had a baby buffalo;
They asked me if I’d watch it while they practiced for their show.
We sat upon the stairs, baby buffalo and I.
(I was a bit surprised a buffalo could climb so high!)
The boy played piano and his sister played the flute;
They sang and danced around – it was really quite a hoot!
They played “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and some Gershwin tunes as well.
The buffalo and I agreed that it was pretty swell.
The baby buffalo suggested we could get an ice cream;
He said that riding in a car had always been his dream.
I wasn’t sure that he could fit into my car’s small seat,
So we contrived to get one from the Higgenbottom fleet.
We went to all the drive-throughs, ate ice cream ’til we were sick,
And then we ran around the park and played go-fetch-a-stick.
We ate a giant snow-cone and some cotton candy too,
Biscotti, nuts, and hot dogs from a food truck near the zoo.
The hour was late, I pointed out, we’d better get home now.
The twins would wonder where we’d been – their mom would have a cow!
We had a great adventure seeing sights and playing hookey,
And when we got home baby buffalo tossed up his cookies.
© Copyright 2015 by Geoff Hauser.
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