A Strange Wild Song by Lewis Carroll

She thought she
saw something there
with a large grey trunk
in hand

but it soon became
apparent
it was merely
her dad

She thought she saw
some sort of Buffalo roam
huffing and puffing
and moan

but it turns out it
was only her husband
coming home

She thought she saw
a great rattle-tattle
serpeant

apple in hand

but it turned out
only to be
a snake

She thought she saw
a hippopotamus
asking to join
her at the dinner table

and it was