Lesser Known, But Not Less Important
From Things You Find in a Poet's Beard by A.F. Harrold
If you think the tooth fairy has it tough
spare a thought for the Finger Nail Pixie
who has to collect cast off nail clippings.
And then there’s the Ear Wax Leprechaun
who scrapes the topsides of pillows
and the Left Over Elf who scrapes plates.
Not forgetting the poor old Bogey Boggart
and the dread-inducing Dandruff Banshee
whose screams foretell a fall of hair snow.
Looking sad’s the Belly-Button Fluff Gargoyle
who waits on rooftops to collect drifting fluff,
of which, up there, there’s never very much.
And finally there’s the pesky Eyeball Sprite
who collects eyeballs that fall out in the night.
He catches them in his silky paws and juggles.