Number 52. Rejected poem congratulating my brother and partner on the birth of my nephew.
Do Dutch boys get dressed in blue?
The least important question to pick
Over excited by arrival of nephew
My brain and tongue both need to be fixed.
The arrival of a stranger who
Probably just lies and kicks
It's a great celebration due
To our shared DNA helix
Over night I let this poem stew
Hoping for words that will stick
I'll put it aside, try take two -
Phrases mirror emotions; that's the trick