I have permission from the author to share his poem. I love this poem.
A note from the Author: I was invited to speak to Mrs. Martin’s 5th grade students about writing. When I arrived, she invited the students to come sit on the rug for my talk. However, there was no rug in the room. The kids sat on the wooden floor. She explained to me that with her allergies, she could not follow the principal’s directive to have a rug in each classroom, so she had an invisible rug. Well, of course, that spurred my imagination; I thought how neat it would be a kid with an invisible rug! I wrote the poem, dedicated it to her class, and published it my next book. When I went back the next year, I could show those fifth graders how you always have to be prepared for an idea to hit you.