Payton the Painter
Payton is a painter.
She’s the speedy painting queen.
She paints her pictures quicker
than the world has ever seen.
She splashes paint so rapidly,
her motion is a blur.
As artists go, there’s no one else
who’s quite as fast as her.
She’s fond of painting animals,
and plants, and people too.
She’ll often paint a landscape
or a lovely sunset view.
She’ll tell you, “This one is a cat,
and this one is a house,
and this one is a rocket ship,
and this one is a mouse.”
It’s hard to tell for certain, though.
They all just look like slop.
She doesn’t paint them with a brush.
She paints them with a mop.
— Kenn Nesbitt
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Reading Level: Grade 2
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