Mona’s Monster

Mona’s monster tumbled
toward the edge of the
laptop screen
with a ram’s skull,
eight furry-clawed legs
and a tail that left a trail
testifying his distant relationship
to the frumious Bandersnatch.

Mona’s monster, never mimsy,
gasped for air and fleas
and slumbering dragonflies of prehistory,
too large to move fast
for his prey.

Tabitha Dial

Tabitha Dial first encountered Mona's Monster on Twitter, where she keeps an eye out for Nessie, Jim Henson monsters, and more.
Her website is http://www.tarotandtealeafreadings.com