I spotted this curious object in Central Park on my walk home. I have seen others of its kind before and then, as now, was quite enchanted by it. This time, unlike others, I picked it up, with utter disregard for the possibility that it might transform into a magical orb that emits pulsing psychedelic rays of dubious consequence. After telling it it was very cute, I gently placed it back on the ground by the bench where I found it and bit it adieu. Still, I wonder: What is it? Tumor tennis ball? Lump o' lime leprosy? Jack fruit???