What Is Poetry?

trite yap show rosy twit heap posterity haw a wept history it’s yawp rot, eh a wisher potty a power shitty a whitey sport poetry is what whips yo tater …

Illustration by Tom Froese
Illustration by Tom Froese

trite yap show
rosy twit heap
posterity haw
a wept history
it’s yawp rot, eh
a wisher potty
a power shitty
a whitey sport

poetry is what
whips yo tater
pets it awry, oh
oh, twisty pear
two hearts yip
it’s paw theory

hi! try wet soap

ear whist typo
ape with story
or what ye spit
or what yeps it

throaty wipes
or what I types

This appeared in the October 2015 issue.

Susan Holbrook
Susan Holbrook teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Windsor.

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