Why do you only come out at night?
Can you see your reflection in the moonlight?
The grubs and worms you swallow
Find your light-shyness hard to swallow
Distant Kiwi what a big nose you have
– All the better to sniff out frozen ants!
Distant Kiwi you’re a kiwi icon
– Better than a fern or rugby pants!
Distant Kiwi, don’t think you can see me
With your day-blind eyes squinting in the sunlight
Distant Kiwi, can I get you some glasses?
Or will you forever hide in the night?