Poets who pout are not very funny
Like drinking your tea without sugar or honey
Like asking for scrambled, and getting eggs runny
Editorial sighs
At angst-ing and cries
Make it clear — you ain’t getting no money.


Poets who pout are not very pretty
People expect that poems be witty
They do not expect a pathetic old ditty
So don’t be surprised
If they give up on wise
And shout: “Just show us some titty!”



M.A. Mohanraj
April 17, 2000