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At the zoo, there are elephants
And then there are elephant shrews
People come to see the elephants
Children point and throw peanuts
Adults take pictures
Elephants are on TV
Ever seen a shrew on TV?
And yet, the shrew is still there, looking at you,
Afraid to snuggle up by an elephant’s foot
Where it wants to be
People look at the shrew and at the elephants.
An elephant stomps:
End of shrew.
When the people go home and
Write in diaries about their trip
They write about the elephants
And lionsandtigersandbears
But they also write about the shrew.