• Jafei Pollitt

Day #69: Heh Heh Heh

Today’s form is called the Rispetto and it’s an old Italian form. We have also made it to day #69 so this poem will be honoring the middle-school days of making weird jokes and drawing a Superman S on our homework.

Middle School

Braced faces and chunky flip-flops roam the halls

Boys drench themselves with seducing body spray

Girls wear silly bands shaped like Spongebob in malls

Your mom’s eyeliner coats the lids to convey

Your new maturity, your ability 

To face each day and see the world vividly

You already know what it’s like to smack lips

Now you’re the big kid so they all take your tips

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We have reached the LAST day of this challenge and I’m late posting it… but that’s pretty on-brand for me. I really did not think I was going to make it the 100th day and I know it doesn’t seem that s