“There was this one girl who refused to write poetry. M’am, I’m just not interesting. I don’t have anything interesting to say. So I made her write list after list after list until finally, I came across a list titled “10 Things I Should Have Learned by Now.”
The third entry on this list read, “I should have learned not to crush on guys three times my age.” I asked her about this and she said, “M’am, it’s kind of a long story.” And I said, “It sounds pretty interesting to me!”
She wrote her first poem on the subject. The poem began:
“Anderson Cooper is a gorgeous man!
Did you see him on Sixty Minutes when he raced Michael Phelps in a pool?
He dove into the pool with nothing on except trunks, determined to beat this swimming champion.
He got out of the pool, flipped his cloud-white hair and said,
‘Michael, you’re a God.’
No, Anderson! You’re the God.”—Sarah Kay (via childishvschildlike)