His silky wings, a cache of jewels.
When he flew he must have been
a prideful beast, as his trove
of diamonds sparkled in the sun.
His body like an armored tank
ready to spring into battle
His face has two big pumpkin eyes
and a nose of bright
His tube-like back is like a papyrus
sticking from the murky Nile.
I am looking at a thing that lived,
a page out of nature's bible.
—Evan Wright Menzel, Grade 4
Mt. George Elementary