1725 – Pencil Munch

Pencil Munch
Cedar, 2016… a fine vintage.

Pencil Thief

Why did you chew my number two?
It was my very best,
that pencil that I loaned to you
to take last Tuesday’s test.

A hundred nasty nibblings
and slick with spit, how rude!
It’s no more good at writing things
because it’s been so chewed.

This kind of thing that beavers do:
it’s not a wooden snack!
You chose to chew my number two,
And I don’t want it back.