Poems

BOOKED
Poem

 

 

  You’re pumped.

The match is tied

at the end

 

of extra time

Players gather

at center circle

 

Poem

They DOUBLE-team me

I’m in DOUBLE trouble

Trying not to DOUBLE dribble

Gotta get out the DOUBLE trap

So I juke one

But number two follows

So I QUICKLY

BOOKED
Poem

The thing about daydreaming

  in your class

is you forget

what was happening

just before ninety thousand fans

started CHEERING you

BOOKED
Poem

   From your window

you watch

love

and happiness

sink

like twins

in quicksand

when

she drives

away,

leaving you

Poem

Slurping up the last of my frozen yogurt,
I overhear someone say,
'Being a Simese twin has got to be
The Worst
Thing 
Ever.'

BOOKED
Poem

It does not take

a maths genius

to understand that

when you subtract

a mother

from the equation

what remains

is negative.

BOOKED
Poem

   

         Here fellas, take a book.

Uh, no thanks, Mr Macdonald. We just came in to-

 

Poem

I am on the bathroom floor
screeching,
Tippi shaking me back into the world.

BOOKED
Poem

Why couldn't your dad 

be a musician

like Jimmy Leon's dad

or own an oil company

like Coby's?

Better yet, why couldn't

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