Her fossils were never enough to fuel a starship
But they were pretty,
Polished and well-kept,
And almost complete,
Except for the tusks.
It’s been widely theorized –
We believed –
That the tusks had been removed after
Her death as a show of respect,
Perhaps an ancient human ritual
Lucille’s parts would live on as intricate decorations in human houses
Far, far, far away
From her rancid decomposing corpse.
We are dreamers.