I’m sharing a poem today by Kurt Cyrus, the poet and illustrator of one of my top five poetry collections, Hotel Deep (which I blogged about here). This one is from Your Skeleton Is Showing: Rhymes of Blunder from Six Feet Under (Disney-Hyperion, 2013, illustrated by Crab Scrambly). It’s a funny, morbid collection, and I’m sure you know some kids who love funny, morbid stuff!
I used to have a terrible fear of public speaking, so this is one of my favorites from the book:
Once upon a podium
a public speaker died
from sweating so much sodium
he shriveled up inside.
Terror frozen on his face,
body fluids leaking.
Just another routine case
of death by public speaking.
–Kurt Cyrus, all rights reserved
Here I am reading “Lem Tremolo,” by Kurt Cyrus.
Poet Buffy Silverman has the Poetry Friday Roundup today?at Buffy’s Blog–enjoy!