While strolling through the park one day,
I saw a bench not far away.
I sat on it and had a sleep.
What woke me was my cell phone beep.
It was an SMS from Paul.
It read, “Please meet me at the mall,”
I stretched my leg and then my toe
and then I made a choice to go.
I tried to stand but I was stuck.
I guess I didn’t have much luck.
I saw a sign. I almost fainted.
The sign read: This bench is just painted.
Illustration by Sathya Jalilehvand
Copyright © 2008 Gloson Teh