Bike-Twister

Dennis Lee

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Place a foot upon a pedal,

Put your pedal-pushers on;

To the pedal pin a paddle,

Paddle-pedal push upon.

 

Place the paddle-pedal-cycle

On a puddle in the park;

Paddle addled through the puddle,

Pump the pedal till it's dark.

 

On the puddle-pedal-paddler

Place a poodle with a pail:

Let the addled paddle-pedaller's

Puddle-poodle bail.

Dennis Lee, "Bike-Twister" from Garbage Delight. Copyright © 1977 by Dennis Lee. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, HarperCollins Publisher Ltd.
 
Source: Garbage Delight (HarperCollins Publisher Ltd, 2012)