Once there was a little girl
That wanted to be a dinosaur
So she grew a pair of long sharp teeth and she shrunk her elbows up to her ribs.
She leaned forward when she walked and ate little hamburger patties
But then the patties made her sick so she decided to lie down
And she grew her arms back down to her hips
So she could curl them around her human toes
And pick at her toenails and pick at her fingernails
And she picked away at her teeth too until they were her regular old canines
And then she went to bed.
Originally appeared in the 2011-2012 edition of Outside In.