Would you like to see my rock collection?
The best ones are smooth, reminiscent of a riverbed
I jump into a puddle and splash with my green rubber boots, splish-splash
Dropping the smooth stone back in, ker-plop!
Rippling the water into circles of ascending size
I peer in and see my reflection smiling back at me.
Second best are those little crooked ones, dug up at a building site
By a huge orange excavator, BRRRRR
Unloaded with a big, loud noise PUH-PUH!
Into a dumpster not far from my house
They smell of damp, moldy earth that reminds me of winter.
Nearby I see an old tree that has fallen in the storm
With glee, I pick up a long, thick branch and feel its smooth brown surface
And walk about like Moses, making miracles.
If you come to my house
I will show you my toy car, its trunk loaded with leaves of all colors
Brown, green, yellow and red
No matter that they are all dry now
I love seeing them piled up there, and adding more and more
Then closing the trunk with a BANG
And driving off swiftly to explore what I haven’t yet seen.