“I’m On It” – a sonnet… by Herbert T. Schmidt Jr.

Bump and riff and turn around Sue

There ain’t nothing burning that I won’t do

You can make your own shoeblack back beat

But you can’t change the creatures in the zoo

Undercarriage torn up and dragging

Mind twisted bent and precariously sagging

I face the wind and ask for whatever it is

To show itself teeth bared and wail wagging

Bump and riff and turn around Daisy

I may be nuts but I definitely ain’t crazy

You can kill the lion you can’t shill me

I can see forever be it clear or hazy

Pile it up slash it to bits set it by the door

I’m alive and up for all the rest of so much more

Herbert T. Schmidt Jr.

© 2011

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One comment

  1. lkthayer · August 15, 2011

    Very hip riff, cool beat Herb, great images, snazzy sonnet!

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