Inside 9’s shoe
Number 9 told me that it wasn’t true
Then he showed me something from inside his shoe
Unwrapping a fine paper held within my hand
Something told me to
But I can’t. Not when it’s there!
What if it’s a lizard? What if it’s a hare!?
Rabbits are okay now, because they are not worms
But hares are a bit creepy, ‘cause they bunny hop in turns.
Back to what I’m doing, I unfold the corner pleat
Lifting up the triangle and I realise, it’s so neat.
It can’t be a tree, or a tiger, or a smile
It can’t be a running tap that ran for 50 miles.
So what could it be? (and between you and I…
I hope it’s not a sheep.)
They’re so fluffy.
Back to what I’m doing I open up the sheet
I wonder if I said before, it’s really very neat
And there before my eyes, an amazing sight to see
It’s not a worm or sheep, a lizard or a tree.
It’s impossible — although it cannot be
It’s terribly important:
An origami mystery.