I’d Take a Tail

I’d take a tail
Of cat or whale,
One of a ewe
Would do.

While not as cute
As fox or newt,
The tail of a rat
Might suffice, at that.

Though truth be told
My wants are bold,
And as I dream it
I’d wag the tail of a comet.

But as you’ve heard,
The best are birds,
For every tail is alive,
Free to float and dive.

I think the snake
Took more than his stake
And (in a move rather unfair)
Left our poor bottoms bare.

So find a snake,
Give it a shake,
And if it bails its scales
Attach at the rear for a tail.