Once I saw an alligator
Going up an escalator
Dressed in silly frilly boots.
But all the people dressed in suits
With stiff-starched shirts and shiny shoes,
Their noses pressed in morning news
Of companies and stocks and shares,
Remained completely unawares.
The alligator caught my eye
As if to say ‘Oh really, why
Are grown-ups so absurd?’
And then it carried on, unheard
By everyone except for me.
But that is how it is, you see.