“Fantasy Pet” by Jenny Erlanger


Fantasy pet


She’s a baby T-Rex and she comes from the past

when the dinosaurs wandered the land.

Having dodged certain death from a meteor blast,

she now squats in the palm of my hand

Unaware she’s the luckiest creature alive,

she cavorts round the yard like a pup.

In my dreams, she continues to grow and to thrive.

In my nightmares, she gobbles me up.

4 thoughts on ““Fantasy Pet” by Jenny Erlanger

  1. This had everything, Jenny: brevity, rhyme, rhythm, evocative vocabulary, and a neat, satisfying and humorous conclusion. Superlative!

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