A persistent buzzing caused me such a horrid fitful sleep,
and no amount of counting sheep would let me sleep a peep.
I trudged out to the kitchen (I think) to fetch a spot of tea.
But I couldn't shake the feeling that something followed me.
So I turned and saw through sleepy eyes right smack in front of me:
the biggest bee you've ever seen. I'm sure you would agree.
You will think that I was dreaming, what I saw was just a cat.
But I swear my upon my life, it was no such thing as that.
The noise I made awoke the town and they all rushed to see
what in the name of heaven caused a fuss to that degree.
But when they barged into my bed, the bee had simply vanished
and it was all that I could do to keep from being banished.
Since that day I've kept away that whole insane affair.
But if you hear a buzz at night, I hope you will bee-ware.
For when at bed you cannot sleep and turn around to see
that following you around night is your own sleepless bee.
(All felted animals of Tea Rat and Rattus by Penny White)
All text by Ruben Rivera