This is the second of Maitreyi Kaptijn’s selections.
Since Maya got a telescope,
I’ve learned the names of stars.
Now adam does gymnastics, so
I’m swinging from the bars.
Jill bakes a pie. I bake a pie.
This contest never ends.
Who knew there was so much to do
To keep up with my friends?
By Judith Viorst
From: Judith Viorst, What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem, Atheneum, 2016.