Invaded by Pterodactyls
They surrounded the house and we were terrified
Because they looked different, magnified.
Some wore smiles, others mean as a rusty nail.
What are they? Our children whispered in their ale.
Pterodactyls I told them. No worries at all.
But their mouths are enormously long, creepy and tall.
Let’s go out and see why they are here. Do not be afraid.
Their demands were easy. Chocolate cake and pink lemonade.
I made them their cake but the only drink I had was tea.
That is okay their leader said, nice as he could be.
They look odd my children said. How can we be friends?
Every day chances for life’s lesson simply never ends.
Within a week each one of my children had a best friend bird.
Pterodactyls in the house no longer seemed absurd.
They stayed ten years and became family members we love.
In the spring we get excited when we see giant wing shadows above.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2019
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