A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

it's so easy to write a poem! It takes 1 minute

There's a big difference
King of the Tramps
Queen of the Tramps.
The Queen of the Tramps
has a lot more sex.
The King of the Tramps
does a lot more tramping.
That says something about
our society that
I can't parse right now.
But at the end of the day
they both go home
and get to be called
"Your Trampesty."
And that counts for a lot


  1. I can parse it, but to give the subject its due would take 2 minutes, and I just don't have that kind of time.

  2. Yeah, it's like when an (unnamed) person on this blog & I write reading responses for class, and we only give ourselves an hour, so sometimes you have to be like, "If only I had time to explore the implications of this statement," and then you realize that TECHNICALLY you have all the time in the world to explore the implications, since you didn't tell your teacher about your self-imposed one-hour limit.

    Except you told us about your one-minute limit. So it's not like that!!