A brief compilation of poems for my poetry teacher and a letter addressing why he should read them:
Why should C-Train read my poems?
You should read my poems because they are funny and they all express an ecstatic truth. I didn’t capture the accountant's truth because that isn’t real. You should read my poems because they are imperfect which means you can help me make them better. Honestly I’m writing this at 1:11am because at 10pm tonight I decided I wanted to make cupcakes, which would be the second time in my life attempting to make cupcakes...which was six years ago. I just finished making them and they are delicious! I made buttermilk cupcakes with lemon frosting and others with chocolate frosting. I had to put individual Tupperware on top of each cupcake so ants wouldn’t eat them over night. So I literally just finished making the cupcakes* and I realized this collection of poems were due tomorrow, or today I guess, regardless of senior skip day. You should read my poems because you will enjoy them, because they remind me of what you wrote. You should read them because they make you laugh, and if nothing else, because that is what you are paid to do.
*If I saw you tomorrow you could try my amazing three hour-labor intensive-cupcakes because they are the SHIT!!!!!