We’ll be posting writing that was generated at the WITS Teen Lounge at Wordstock. This poem is by Kay, one of our “teens of all ages” who began with the prompt: Write a poem using the words crocodile, manatee and mermaid.

A mermaid called her friends to tea

the dolphins spread the word

A crocodile and manatee

were two that hadn’t hear.

A fuss was made and feelings hurt

but mermaid’s heart was kind

she asked the octopus to squirt

a message for all time.

The crocodile and manatee

shall be my special guests

whenever I call friends to tea

they’ll come before the rest.