Written by Callie Cheng
Art by cottonbro


Why darling little chair,
When did you shrink so small?
For as I sat on you with dainty care,
You began to collapse and fall.

Why precious little bowl,
When did you shrink so small?
Your porridge fails to warm my soul,
You seem shallower than I recall.

Why cozy little bed,
When did you shrink so small?
To fit on you, I bend my head,
How’s a person to sleep at all?

Why dearest little bear,
When did you shrink so small?
You used to give me quite a scare,
Yet you’re really nothing after all.

“Why dearest, dearest Goldilocks,
It’s you who’s grown so tall.
Time has danced around the clock,
You’re no longer quite so small.”