The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
Saturday was the 16th anniversary of the onset of the Poem of the Week. Sixteen is such a large number of years that I completely forgot about it until partway through the day when I noticed it marked on a calendar. But I'm sure that you were all celebrating in the proper fashion, with parades and fireworks and so on.
And now we kick off the seventeenth year with a bit of October fun, as inspired by a phone call I had not long ago:
The air was skulking gaunt and sordid
The sudden ringing of the phone
He quaked and sweated his resistance
"Hello, how are you doing today?"
"I'd like to ask some simple questions
"Which of the following best describes
He quoggled over which to pick
"It's difficult to choose, I see
"Focusing on the rump and breast
"And speaking of entertaining guests
There came a single sepulchral knock
Copyright © 2011 by Dave Grossman
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