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The Shark Tooth Fairy
Originally posted on Brenwriters on November 24, 2013.
I saw the shark tooth fairyFrom my boat the other day,She stopped by, we had a chatBefore she swam away.
“Sharks have lots of teeth,” I said“Rows and rows and rows.And when a shark loses a toothThe one behind it grows!”
“Yes,” she said, “I have been busy,Working both day and night.But recently I can’t meet my quotaTry as though I might.”
“I give one sea dollar for each toothSharks make thirty-five thousand, sum.In the underwater economyTeeth are a major source of income.”
“But in the past few decadesMy numbers have gone downhillIf things keep going this way,I’ll have to give up fish for krill!”
“Listen,” I said, “Here’s the truth:Most people think sharks are scary.And when you give the stinkeye,It’s enough to curdle dairy.”
“When it’s human versus sharkThough we have fewer teeth,It’s the shark who loses, every timeIn the battle for the seas.”
The shark tooth fairy sighed.Even though she does her best,She still may soon be out of work;At least then she’ll get to rest.
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