Fairy Elephant

Blue, the fairy elephant
clomps about wishing to be dainty
and size 8 or something
with tiny feet and delicate toes

It’s not that she’s massive
just fairly averagely normal
(size 14 if you must know)
but she’s nothing near elegant

Attempts to dance like
a ballerina ended in collapse on the floor
broken vases and dented pride
heavy landings and loud crashes

She used to try to flit about
like a fairy princess all pretty and light
but it only ended in disaster
such an ungraceful child

So now she just accepts it
she’ll never be a fairy princess
she’ll never be a ballerina
she’ll never be dainty and pretty

Instead she spins out dancing words
and weaves them into elegant phrases
which float and caress and delicately land
and gently tip-toe here

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