I’m proud that the editors at Highlights for Children publish my poems from time to time, both in their iconic magazine and on their Poetry Player, an online website displaying poems (and illustrations) from the magazine. You can see the Poetry Player versions of three of my poems: My Nose, Colors, and Thoughts.
squat down on their chicken legs
they’re sometimes making chicken poop
and sometimes making chicken eggs.
When this poem first appeared in Anon Two, the editor (Mike Stocks) suggested in his introduction that these lines could be viewed as a metaphor for what poets produce. Like chickens, poets are capable of two very different kinds of work product when they go about their business.
If Morris’s chorus is better than Boris’s,
Boris’s chorus can outsing Dolores’s,
Dolores’s chorus is better than Horace’s,
and Horace’s chorus is better than Doris’s,
can Doris’s chorus be better than Morris’s?