Sick Fish

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From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

The fish in our aquarium
are looking rather ill,
and most of them are turning
kind of green around the gill.

I might have fed them too much food,
forgot to clean their tank,
or maybe they’re allergic to
the toys and junk I sank.

Perhaps I broke the thermostat.
I could have cut their air.
What’s certain is they’re sickly
from my downright lack of care.

But even though they’re looking ill
I still have cause to gloat;
they’re obviously talented–
they’re learning how to float!

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Animal Poems

 


From the Book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!


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