The Fondue

There is a cheese fondue in my bathtub,
heated with stacks of cord wood.

The sides of the bathtub are black,
the walls of the bathroom are too.

One day the cheese got too hot.
It began to gurgle and spit golden lava.

It erupted and ran all over the floor.
Into the hallway and into my room.

Fortunately I was in bed.

- - L. Van Warren © 1976