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kid me do

Seahorses don't drink water...

You can lead a horse to water,
But it may barely be worth the bother:
To watch it drink you could long despair;
You might even turn to leave it there
For lack of further want for waiting.
Yet prudence takes patient care
To know what animal you’ve been gaiting.
I’m sure it’s in a big book somewhere:
‘Seahorses don’t drink water, father;
They breathe it and drink the air!’


—for JK, KJ and KR

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