"Ten more minutes of being silly, and then you can go to bed."
Begin with the choice of pronouns.
Evasion won't be of much help.
Even non-narrative lyric,
Composed never to be performed
And written never to be read,
Needs ruminative agency.
The night market in Sarawak
Is friendly and reeking of fish.
The snake in the lake in BC
Sports enormous black and white stripes.
Boat bones on the Skeleton Coast
Bleach beside dead brown hyenas.
The dog in the Nevada snow
Shakes under a bristlecone pine.
The ponies in New Zealand green
Appear bored with glory to me.