Katy wasn’t watching.
Usually she did.
Today she forgot…
Slip, tumble, and a gentle plop
Wait Katy, wait for me!
Came the tiny, yarn-like shriek.
Over books, under a chair,
To the door, and down the stair…
Hang on, Katy, here I come!
But there were many steps,
And not just one.
Jump, hop, skip,
Grab the railing tight
And s l i d e
But mind the puddle,
Katy, where’d you go?
My stripy legs are a tad bit slow.
Is that the subway up ahead,
The subway that they always ride?
There is Katy, but she’s climbing inside.
Hurry, Piet, don’t be left behind—
I’m coming, Katy, just in time!
The doors hiss shut, but where is Piet?
There he is, by Katy’s feet.
Katy, startled, dropped her pen
And picked up Piet instead.
“Silly monkey… did you wander off again?”