“The Shark Said” by Gwen Allison

Gwen Allison (age 10)


The shark said to the human,
“I’m sorry but I must do this.”

The human said to the shark,
“Spare me please.”

The shark said to the
human, “You do not understand,
I must do this.

“I need your opinion on wristwatches.”

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Gwen Allison: “I like to write poetry because I like to create feelings and pictures with words.”

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