One night whilst walking beside the road
I glimpsed something move, and so I slowed
It must be a cat, to be so spry
but it looked much redder to my eye
It disappeared behind a tree
What kind of creature did I just see?
Perhaps no animal, a mythical being?
I became scared at what I had been seeing
A gnome or a fairy out all by itself?
Maybe other tiny folk yelled out “Flee, elf!”
But I do not believe in ogres, ergo
there cannot be any such thing, this I know.
Still, it was a strange sight to see in the town
I may need a Xanax to help me calm down.
What did I see? And more importantly, why do you answer that?