TWO-CARROT-EX, by Owen Thomas
(warmly)

i haven't doubled anything
until i've doubled *one* time.
and so i'll start with one
and then go on to have a fun time.

one and one are two (so few?)
and two and two are four (that's more).
eight (that's great!), sixteen...
but wait!

what *are* these calculations?

"exponentiation" is a mouthful
but all it means is "multiply by two".
by two, by two,
by two, by two:
just "multiply by two".
by two, by two,
by two, by two:
just multiply-by-two.

thirty-two and sixty-four,
and then one-twenty-eight,
two-fifty-six... and so on...
(they're fun to calculate).

two-to-the-zero is one (why not?)
and two-to-the-one is two (one two!)
two-to-the-two is four (a lot!)
and two-to-the-three is eight.
now you!

by two, by two, by two, by two
just "multiply by two".
by two, by two, by two, by two
just multiply-by-two!

(repeatedly)