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I see zebras from Zimbabwe
zipping all around the zoo.
I see Zeus up in the zodiac,
a zillion zithers too.
There are zephyrs blowing zeppelins
that are zooming near and far.
There are zealots counting zeroes
in a zone near Zanzibar.
There are Zulus wearing zoot suits
eating zwieback and zucchini
plus a zombie with a zipper
on his zinnia bikini.
Yes, I always have the zaniest
most zonked-out dreams like these,
because every time I go to sleep
I try to catch some Z’s.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2001. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 7
Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Idioms, List Poems, Nonsense Poems, Wordplay
From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!
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