The Teacher Walked into the Room

The teacher walked into the room

And said “Today we are going to draw

Our favorite animals.”

All of us, four-year-old children,

Clapped and screamed in unison.

Most of my friends started drawing dogs,

Others drew cats, and some rabbits.

No one else wanted to draw a giraffe,

Only me.

 I was always fascinated by their long

Necks, their thin legs,

And their curious eyes.

As I drew my giraffe, my friends

Asked me, why draw an animal

I had never seen.

And I learned then,

How much we miss by ignoring

 What we don’t know