Auntie Ann and her watering can
never seem to yawn.

They must get tired of scaring Crows
They do it dawn to dawn.

She always smiles
when I creep by –
I creep so I’m not heard;
I wait and wait and wait and wait
to hear her scaring word.

“That is reserved for scaring Crows
and other birds, not you!”
Aunt Annie winks
and says “OK”
then whispers gently “Boo!”

Illustration : Ollie Tomlinson

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