They are so new, and they all look alike.
This is mine, mmm, yes, one, two, three, four!
Fourth house from the end, across the street
From the big drainage ditch – my new playground.
I can smell the woods beyond
with places to run and hide.
And hear the buzz of insects
And songs of jays and mocking birds.
I can smell the ditch too, sloped banks of clay
give it an earthy smell, so nice!
I see the picnic park and playground
At the end of the street.
I bet those city kids wished
they could live is such a swell place.
And just out the gate, a country
store and gas station. Wish I had a dime
For a soda and moon pie.
Let’s see, 5 soda bottles will do it.
Have to start watching for them,
so I can treat myself each day.
As I lay on this thick carpet of San Augustine grass
I know it will make an excellent football field
For a pickup game with all the kids around.
Gee, wonder what else I can find
in this new place?