The maple syrup’s full of ants.
A mouse is creeping on the shelf.
Is that a spider on your back?
I ate a whole pie by myself.
The kitchen sink just overflowed.
A flash flood washed away the school.
I threw your blanket in the trash.
I never lie————I————
Myra Cohn Livingston, “April Fool” from Celebrations
. Copyright © 1985 by Myra Cohn Livingston. Reprinted by permission of Marian Reiner.
Source: Celebrations(Holiday House, 1985)
Myra Cohn Livingston
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