Today’s poem comes from The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme
(Sterling, 2009), by Bobbi Katz.?The premise of the collection is that a kid finds his uncle’s (shoot, I think it’s his uncle–I don’t have the book in front of me!) diaries. His uncle was a scientist studying monsters, i.e., a monsterologist. The poems in this book reflect all the scary, gross, funny things about monsters (I especially love Medusa’s bad hair day).?I’m sharing “Werewolf Warning” today:
If the palm
of the hand
is sprouting hair,
It means you’ve just met a werewolf,
or maybe you’ve met a werebear.
The creature might be very charming,
suggesting a date to meet soon.
Don’t wait for the next full moon!
–copyright Bobbi Katz
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— USED WITH PERMISSION
And here is my Poem Starter Video: