A child named Aristotle
Owned a baby axolotl
See, its skin is all a-mottle
It can swim but cannot waddle.
"Aristotle" – try to say it
It's a name that's rather tricky
Shall we shorten; come let's try it
"Arrie!" – So; that's not so freaky.
Axolotl, also, is a complicated name
Naming axolotls could become a party game!
Arrie named his axie simply "Axie" ('cause it's tame.)
A lot like a lizard
But more like a fish
Handle him gently;
He's easy to squish.
In water it can breathe, or air
Put it back into the tank!
Only briefly out of water
To the depths it gladly sank.
In the morning Arrie went
To feed the axolotl
Juicy bugs and big fat worms
Were Arrie's way to coddle.
What a funny word is "coddle"
It's a word that's rather rare
Simply think of it like "cuddle"
It only means to take good care.
Axies cannot walk, you know
At least, not on the sand
Even though they have four legs
They're swimmers and can't stand!
One day Axie had the urge to
Take a walk around the garden
But Axie feared not being wet
It thought: "I BEG YOUR PARDON‽"
So Arrie became tearful
Saying "How can I be cheerful
While Axie remains fearful?"
The axie was pleased to be back in its tank
Swimming and eating and simply carefree
Returned to the water, it tried, to be frank,
To be best axie that Axie can be!