Ode to a Rubber Band Ball

Ode to my Rubber Band Ball

I started you with a single band and paper

And thought my interest would wane and taper

But now you are so round and bouncy

I couldn’t love you another ounce. See…

…soon your size and magnitude

Will overwhelm my little cube

People from all around will travel

And from the stress you will unravel

Once the bands I did abhor

And now I only wish for more

To grow your power and your glory

To tell a cautionary rubber band ball story

And on that fateful day when you spring apart

I’ll pick up the pieces of my stretched-out heart

Crumple a used-up sticky note, true

And start to make another you

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