April Fool

The maple syrup's full of ants.
                                    A mouse is creeping on the shelf.
                                   Is that a spider on your back?
             I ate a whole pie by myself.

The kitchen sink just overflowed.
                                   A flash flood washed away the school.
             I threw your blanket in the trash.

                                   I never lie————I————
                                                                                APRIL FOOL!

Myra Cohn Livingston, "April Fool" from Celebrations. Copyright © 1985 by Myra Cohn Livingston.  Reprinted by permission of Marian Reiner.
Source: Celebrations (Holiday House, 1985)