Horse sits in the corner
noticing possum hasn’t touched her tea.
wonders about her pedigree.
Tortoise dozes in his shell,
tipping awkwardly toward ostrich’s tail,
when zebra waltzes in swishing his stripes
sending peacock for the door in utmost fright.
Such is a day at Second Street Cafe
with elephant missing and
rat wandering proudly off to play.
Order a cup and join the crew,
there’s a little something for all of you.