Staring Contest

by Mary Atkinson

 

Hey you moose

Staring at me moose

Staring at me moose

staring at you

 

Do you see me moose

in my red shirt moose

standing very still moose

so I won’t bother you?

 

Do you hear moose

wind fluttering new leaves

and waves washing the shore

just as I do?

 

Do you feel moose

sun warming your face

and pine needles tickling your toes

because I do

 

Hey you moose

Staring at me moose

Staring at me moose

staring at you

 

It’s spring moose!

Time to explore moose

Time to find treasure

Who’ll make the first move?

 

I’ll look away

if you look away

I’ll take a step

if you take one, too

 

Hey you moose

swimming in the pond moose

do you see me moose

waving good-bye to you?

 

Hey you moose

do you see me moose

do you see me moose

going on my way, too?