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March 07, 2017
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ILLUSTRATIONS BY KELLY KENNEDY FOR TIME FOR KIDS; PHOTO COURTESY INICA KOTASTHANE

My Locker Is a Monster

 

 

 

By Inica Kotasthane, 13

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My locker is a monster,

it’s absolutely true!

It eats my books, my bag, my pens:

Once it ate my shoes!

 

Its wide-open jaws

snatch everything in sight.

Goodbye, science homework!

There’s no doing you tonight.

 

You want to borrow a pencil?

I’m sorry, I’ve got none left.

I don’t have any paper, either.

My locker’s committed a theft.

 

I know I didn’t do my homework

but it isn’t even my fault!

My locker has it, of course,

hidden deep in its vault.

 

I’m always late to class,

I can’t go without my stuff!

I’d be better off without my locker,

because opening it is just too tough.

 

I can’t wait for the day

when my locker and I’ll have to part.

I’ve learned my lesson, I’m ready for high school.

No using a locker: I’ll use a shopping cart!

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