You smile at me every morning
on the TV while the plaid clown
and that funny old man run around.
Mom says you’re in the USA.
You can see me all the way in Australia.
Can you come visit me?
Read me a poem like you
said to the red and white dog
yesterday. I have a dog like that.
When I’m cold,
I think of your smile under the straw hat
with red peppers
and a chin strap. I liked
when you showed the book
and talked to that really big elephant.
The clown throws a cigarette
in the trash, starts a fire.
The old man, Mr. Otis,
does mime for waiting guests .
On air, Zelda interviews the fire marshal.