Yellow Elephant

Small and plastic, You kept it in your purse.

A tiny little elephant.

We always used to ask you to show it to us,

Do you still have your small, yellow companion? 

It was very exciting to see,

For no other elephant is quite so tiny,

Or yellow, or plastic.

But fascinating just the same to us

As the elephants of the wild, or in the zoo.

Enclosed with shiny coins and crumpled notes,

Keeping them safe from harm.

It’s bright yellowness kept happy

I’ve always wondered where he came from

Did you ever tell me?

I hope to see you soon, and ask you politely,

If I could maybe say “hello”

To your tiny, yellow elephant,

That used to live inside of your purse.


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