The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
Surprise, it's a poem! I had not intended for this to become Poem Quarterly, but it has indeed been three months since my last entry, by far the longest gap in the history of the POTW. Hopefully we can resume a slightly more frequent service going forward.
I've been meaning to write this particular poem for quite a few weeks now. I noticed that whenever I went anywhere with Max and there were other babies there, I instinctively and uncontrollably engaged in a sort of silent competitive judgment in which all other children were deemed to be inferior to Max based on whatever qualities I could come up with. I assume everyone does this, out of some basic human need for reassurance that you do have the best possible baby. Or, possibly it's just me and I'm disturbed. Anyway, it needed to be a poem, and the poem needed to have this title:
They say you shouldn't judge by size
And mine has a smooth and symmetrical dome
Mine is more pleasing as well to the nose
Babbling, mine is a Mozart symphony
Mine is intelligent, active, agile
Behold superlative excellence
Copyright © 2015 by Dave Grossman
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