3.04.2016

Friday!!

When she saw me,
waiting there at the zoo
we ran toward each other 
(well, one of us ran 
& one of us pony-pranced)
& I held her in my arms
until they were so tired 
they fell off.
She climbed on or hanged from
all of the things.
She wanted to hold
the "so cute"
elephant
but was afraid of the
 ladybug.
At each roped off area,
she would hault & grab the rope 
& shake it up & down 
& sing Jingle Bells.
Don't even get her started
on how funny
 the domesticated geese were,
even when they snatched a pickle 
from her hand & I screamed.
She announced to everyone
that the gorilla had a
"BIG. BUTT."
& was just as excited about
seeing the lion poster 
as she was seeing the real lion.
She got mad at the hippo
for going underwater
& correctly pointed out
that the tapir
lives in a "rainforest"
which she remembered
from "my book!"
 At one point
she gently cupped my face 
in her hands
& whispered that she wanted
popcorn.
And then I vowed to buy her
all of the popcorn
 in the big butt world
& then we rode
a zebra
into the sunset.


The zoo,
it has never been so precious.

Happy Friday, monkies!

2 comments:

Noel Nemcik said...

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Amy Carson said...

That is so beautiful Julie!! It made me cry and I printed it off to put in her book of things people write to her. xxxxoooooooo