It’s a Zoo in Here!
Paul - a dude
Chameleon guy -
Sly Cat -
Phil - a dude
Lenny - has a giraffe head
Bird Brain -
And, me - hiding behind the potted plant
It’s a zoo in here and I’m hiding behind the potted plant again.
You see, I had convinced myself to get out of the house more.
I vowed that I’d actually make it to a party that I said I would go to.
I miss the familiar comfort of my couch.
So, anyway, it’s a zoo in here and I’m hiding behind the potted plant...
It’s kinda cozy back here in my own little space.
I peer through the leaves and sneak a peek.
I notice Paul, in his dapper suit, talking to that chameleon guy, you know....
the one who’s always changing his views to please?
He’s got a purple cravat, knitted knotted just so #hashtag #trending,
and his hair is just so precise, not a strand out of place.
Why, just once, I’d like to see it askew...
I wrinkle my nose as the thick stench of pomp wafts my way,
ah, but it’s just cigar smoke and
I can’t stifle my.... aaaaa - aaaa - cchhhhhhooooooooo...
and everyone turns to look at the potted plant that sneezed
before turning back to their own one-up-manship sparring matches,
each trying to become the ultra-Alpha, conversational victor of the room
Sly Cat, and Phil (who’s got his bow tie on this evening,
so you know it’s a special night);
well, they speak of stocks and bonds and such, and since
they normally never even notice me on the street,
I’m not sure I have the courage to approach.
Even Lenny - he’s got a giraffe head, for Pete’s sake! -
even he is part of things.
He’s there, with Bird Brain and Buddy,
having a fine time... I’d love to know what they were saying....
Turns out, I never knew that what they were actually talking about was:
Sly Cat and Phil, bow ties and bonds,
Paul and cravats and cigars,
Chameleon guys and that one freak crouching in the corner behind the sneezing potted plant.
But, hey, it’s a zoo in here!