Thinking in Bed
I'm thinking in bed, Cause I can't get out Till I learn how to think What I'm thinking about; What I'm thinking about Is a person to be-- A sort of a person Who feels like me. I might still be Alice, Excepting I'm not. And Snoopy is super, But not when it's hot; I couldn't be Piglet, I don't think I'm Pooh, I know I'm not Daddy And I can't be you. My breakfast is waiting. My clothes are all out, But what was that thing I was thinking about? I'll never get up If I lie here all day; But I still haven't thought, So I'll just have to stay. If I was a Grinch I expect I would know. But I don't think so. There's so many people I don't seem to be-- I guess I'll just have to Get up and be me.
From Alligator Pie, published by Macmillan Canada, 1974. Used with permission.