by Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)
The hard coal's called bituminous, Or is that anthracite? Stalactites grow down from caves, Or do I mean stalagmites? Those fluffy clouds are nimbus -- No -- wait -- they might be cumulus. And that kid who was raised by wolves -- Was he Remus -- or Romulus? The brothauruses ate no meat. Does that mean they're carnivorous? Or were they brontosauruses And were they herbivorous? A camel is a pachyderm -- Or do I mean a dromedary? Is this match inflammable? I thought it was incendiary. Octagons -- no hexagons -- No, heptagons have seven sides. And don't spray fruit with pesticides -- Or do I mean insecticides? If I can see right through a thing, Is it transparent -- or translucent? These are just some of the things I find confusing -- or confuscent.