Monster Wanted

Sharon’s note: So, the inspiration for this was an old Sesame Street song, that I always loved, but thought had some . . . interesting subtext for a kids’ song. I’m actually a fan of subtext of any kind in kids’ media that they don’t understand. It makes it more consumable for adults, and when the kid re-watches it later, there’s an amazing growth moment when they see something they never saw before. Warning: Author loves going outside and between the lines.

Wanted: One Monster

I need a monster

Who will be

A foe to them

And friend to me

Must have fangs

And must have claws

Glowing eyes

And gnashing jaws

Must know a story

And a song

And must know

His right from wrong

And most of all

You have to be

A foe to them

And friend to me

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