Here we go.
Now, do this right, or you will be a failure.
I need an oval face.
My eyes are like my childhood—all miserable.
My nose should be a leaning triangle
and my mouth, an upside-down banana.
No ears. My body is stick-like.
But in the background,
merely me on a dragon with no legs
and a snake body and a rectangle head,
and the rest you can do,
but put us in the sky with dusty clouds.
And last but not least,
write your signature in cursive for my hair.
Or a little squiggle if your name is small.

By Alex, age 10
(photo by Jaki Good via flickr)to-the-artist.jpg

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