STATEN ISLAND ZOO
A NON GENDERED
PLAYS THE FOREST
BUT BIRDS AND
AND "CHORALE" FOR BETTER CONCESSIONS
HARMONY AND UNITY!
Yes indeed...through those trees, those same trees that are just now sweetly singing and swaying in harmony (can you hear them?) as if they are conducting a melody of their own written by their very own branches (or off shoots thereof). There too I say in a whisper to you and you amidst the constant chirping banter of birds (near and far) base and baritone alike, high and low and some well...in between.
Yes, too, that constant banter too of steady (and some unsteady) winds waving tree tops to and fro aloft there high. Bending ever so slightly those flexible regal tough like tree bottom and roots so and all of the rest of the timber and bark that make up the bulk of the tree and bark there that is plenty and robust tis the bulk of those trees I do speak there seemingly foot stomping beneath the soils rubbish strewn with fallen leaves and then ashes of then and today, past and present with them THOSE MIGHTY ROOTS intertwined with all of the other timber in between.
I KNOW, I KNOW...
IN THE PARK
HAVE ARE HIDING SOMETHING
SOME WHERE DEEP
IN THE FOREST OF CLOVE!
"Did I get you???
Of course now they are those cricketty creaking creaky crickets
and butterflies (a boon) galore too,
and those musky man handling mosquitoes
your every step through the Forest of Clove
to their appetizing desire and bite
till your dooming sting day
and all those Simple Simon like spiders
that like to pluck chords in unison
from one web to another to the next
with those ever-so-busy mischievous hands
and feet as well—
some are so serene in tone and tune and pitch
even from a ditch
and some other places
NOT TO YOUR LIKING!
I web you NOT!
Not to harp on it
but like a very bad Harpo Marx harp moment
to their personal delight! -
OH PLEASE DON'T BITE!
LOCUSTS ON DISPLAY
ALL DAY AND ALL NIGHT LONG:
Oh those Locusts sometimes come and go
as they take over the night. —
A bat or two
sings solo for a bar or two
bringing silence then to the brass section for a few
The spiders again... spring into action
the Owls YES!
What of the
THE GREAT GRAND OWLS
OF THE WINDS
or two...just then
please don't miss it!
You are sure to find them.
A tell-tale sign of just
is, exactly is
the judge and jury
of this NOT so talented
in this never quiet (no!)
foresting feverish fury.
amidst the rollicking roley poley road,
now stripped of
no uncommon dew
of duck or geese or you—
With fallen leaves now a flow
they do now glow and glow
the leaves of forest
some orange, some green
and yellow too
(that color is for you!)
A little girl with a simple corn bread filled basket,
one shiny seemingly new—
like that of tea kettle or a few,
a man all decked out in straw some hobo(?) NOT
probably a man with brains (or two!)...
lying in the grass THERE
paws proudly reaching to the sky
0h tis just a tail (or two?) for you and you
and especially you!
And what of that sweet
adorable little dog
running along side of you
and you and you? What kind is it? I bet one who glorifies peoples toes I bet, I bet - I do!
So is it one or two??? - which wi(t)ch is it?? Which way did that mean witch go?? Do you know? Was it EAST or WEST OR thank goodness... NORTH or SOUTH So whi(t)ch way is it??? Which way did the wi(t)ch go??? GO WITCH GO!!! Which!
(silly sometimes serious owl!
It was you!)
All my friends and family out there...
I haven't heard a peep from you?
You must all be sleeping like that SILLY LION...
SO WAKE UP... ALL YOU PUMPKIN PATCH KIDS!!! (PLEASE!!!)
Stephen and Grandmama Nana
are closer now more than ever!
Oh so yellow these leaves a strewn
some new...intermingling with the other colors
- such brilliance
Like a real honest to goodness Yellow Brick Road...
Laid out so before us
Those ruffling leaves do ruffle a dress or two you?
Leading all of us gathered today
to a Magical, Serene and Pure
Such a Peaceful Place...…"
We are almost there!!!!!
We are almost there!!!!
cries the little girl
with TOE TOE
and her little new born pup
TOO TOO in tow to!
with friends and family alike
(like me and like you
don't worry I like you
and so does Stephen and Grammama
and Mary T.
and tootoo too! Toot!! Toot!!
There...there on a hill up that secret passage way there...
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