(poetry diary 77) At our public library’s story/craft time yesterday, the kids were supposed to use finger paint to make cute fluffy little sheep. My child instead went wild and made a GIGANTIC MONSTER SHEEP. It looked like Shrek, the famous New Zealand sheep who hated having his hair cut so much that he ran away and hid in caves for 6 years. Shrek finally let himself be captured when his wool grew so much that he could barely walk or see anymore. According to EarthPorm, (Shrek, The Sheep Who Escaped Sheering for 6 Years, ) he had grown 60 pounds of wool. “In fact, after 6 years without any haircuts, Shrek had enough wool to produce 20 suits for men, large men.”
In honor of Shrek, the rebellious sheep, here’s “Bad Sheep” by Hailey Lighthauser.