A Poem by Lindsey Martin-Bowen © 2019
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE A GNOME
It was like this: Joey the Baboon couldn’t find
his way home. At the street corner, he spotted
Oscar the Gnome, who traveled worldwide
posing for shots in Amelie’s film. So
Joey asked Oscar for an autograph
and a pathway back to the school yard
where Julio hung out. Besides, Joey planned
to stick Julio for a ride. See, Julio toured
with Paul and Art, but took off Tuesdays
to drive Joey to basketball practice. And
today, Joey promised Oscar he’d nab him
free tickets to the Central Park Concert
if he’d lead him back to school. Being no fool,
Oscar took him up on the deal, tossed the baboon
into his Oscar Wiener-mobile, and they flew
to the school yard in a quick afternoon.
There, Julio was about to fly but
stopped for Joey to give him a ride,
and they got potted before the concert.
Just the same, all were pleased and agree,
there’s no better place for a gnome.
Massive thanks to Lindsey for writing this poem as part of a Goodreads Friend request and for letting me post this on my blog. Go check her out on Goodreads.