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The Question

Karla Kuskin

People always say to me
"What do you think you'd like to be
When you grow up?"
And I say, "Why,
I think I'd like to be the sky
Or be a plane or train or mouse
Or maybe a haunted house
Or something furry, rough and wild...
Or maybe I will stay a child."

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"The Question" from Dog & Dragons, Trees & Dreams by Karla Kuskin. Originally appeared in In the Middle of the Trees. Copyright © 1958. Reprinted with the permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

 

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