You’ve been up on that diving boardMaking sure that it’s nice and straight.
You’ve made sure that it’s not too slick.
You’ve made sure it can stand the weight.
You’ve made sure that the spring is tight.
You’ve made sure that the cloth won’t slip.
You’ve made sure that it bounces right,
And that your toes can get a grip.
And you’ve been up there since half past five
Doin’ everything … but DIVE.
("Diving Board", by Shel Silverstein)