What should I write?

I am no poet

The style escapes me

I have no skill with rhythm

My vocabulary is poor

And my attempts at rhyme

Are awkward... all the time

Then there is the subject

Do I write of sadness?

Of my melancholy unequaled?


And I can be like

Every other teenager

That's had a bad day

Do I write of loss?

Pining over a lost love?

I would

But there are few ways to work the phrase

"restraining order"

into a poem


Do I write of joy?

Of flowers and kittens and rainbows?


I'm at a loss

And the assignment is almost due

I'll just write down whatever

And hope

The teacher

Doesn't notice