Across the Spectrum, Poetry Archive


Once there was a man named Time

He lived at the monkey display near the lemurs

The man was old as dirt

He loved the animals more than he loved another creature

Time wanted to do something special to honor other animal supporters who like animals more than people.

He decided to play a trick on the students

Time stopped! 

He took great elephant’s lead and made unusual times develop on Earth

He never stopped really

But he made the humans slow down

He rotated through numerous obstacles each day wondering when the people would learn their lessons

Time didn’t take credit though

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Malia (she/her) is an eight- year-old girl who considers autism her superpower. She contributes to her community by helping people understand autism. Follow her and her mom on Instagram and Facebook @converstationswithmymommy.