Is all we remember of her.
Not that she found the pterosaur
Nor that she was a Dissenter.
She had a talent for finding
Whole skeletons of dinosaurs.
She made her living by selling
Ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs.
Wrong class, wrong sex, wrong religion
- Doomed her to be a peasant woman.
All the fame and recognition
Went to idle wealthy gentlemen.
But now we're finally giving
The credit due to Mary Anning.
(She deserves a far better poet; she gets me)