A Sample from the Desert Anthology   By Cricket Rohman

No Sweat!

It may be hot

Say one hundred and five

But down in my burrow

I’ll stay alive!

No Sweat! /clap, clap/ No Sweat! /clap, clap/

‘Cause I’m a kangaroo rat,

A ratty-tat-tat!

I’m a kangaroo rat,

A ratty-tat-tat!

***

A hawk or a snake

Might want me for their dinner.

If I jump real high . . .

I’ll be the winner.

No Sweat! /clap, clap/ No Sweat! /clap, clap/

‘Cause I’m a kangaroo rat,

A ratty-tat-tat!

I’m a kangaroo rat,

A ratty-tat-tat!

***

The weather is dry,

Not much rain.

So I roll in the dust

In my desert domain.

No Sweat! /clap, clap/ No Sweat! /clap, clap/

‘Cause I’m a kangaroo rat,

A ratty-tat-tat!

I’m a kangaroo rat,

A ratty-tat-tat!

***

I never drink water,

Yep, that’s what I said.

Just a pile of seeds

And I’m well fed.

No Sweat! /clap, clap/ No Sweat! /clap, clap/

‘Cause I’m a desert dwelling kangaroo,

Ratty-tat-tat!