a sonnet you want to have written?
i’m scratching my head and i’ve bitten
my nails really low
and my mind is as slow
as a tired and homeless lil kitten.

i’m thinking about all those poets
(who’re more often than not today co-eds)
i torture my brain
it’s causing me pain
and suddenly – yes! – now i know it.

a sonnet is not what I’m writing
instead what i have will be biting
your dog in the tail:
it’s a lim’rick – oh hail!
and to me that is much more exciting!

by Wiebke Henning

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This is part of a series of featured entries in our first-ever poetry contest.
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