“A monster owl”

A monster owl
out on the fence
flew away. What
is it the sign
of? The sign of
an owl.

This poem originally appeared in "Poetry Not Written for Children that Children Might Nevertheless Enjoy," by Lemony Snicket.
“A Monster Owl” is reprinted by permission of University of California Press.
Source: Poetry (September 2013)
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