A Turkey and a Toad were playing
Tic-tac-toe in Texas.
The Turkey said, “I’ll take the O’s,
And you can have the X’s.”
But Armadillo scratched the game
That Turtle cleaned and dusted,
Which made the Toad and Turkey tic-
[First appeared in Ridicholas Nicholas, Dial, 1995.
All rights belong to J. Patrick Lewis]
Poem published here by the kind permission
of J. Patrick Lewis