Sing the Bizarre

Sing the Bizarre


His teachers tell us he’s improving,

homework’s on time, they say,

socializes satisfactorily, gets involved,

coming along, they say,

though he brings up bizarre things, they say,


like his description of an ingrown toenail as

a curled leaf on a forest floor, and then

there’s that story about a mother-in-law

and a colon punctured by a toothpick

after eating oysters wrapped in bacon,

things like that, you see,


and I say, feed that bizarre, that

surprise in the mundane,

feed it, for mine was made to fit cloth

cut by others.


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