Artichokes like Comets
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,
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