The lesson would have gone well
If they had at least learned how to spell
Or so he thought.
He’d brought thirty dictionaries
And asked them to look up the word
Which they did
And as well as words about birds
They found images
Of robins, sparrows
And great tits.
Neil Laurenson has read at the Wenlock Poetry Festival and Ledbury Poetry Festival and will be reading at The Quiet Compere at Worcestershire Lit Fest event in Worcester in June. His debut pamphlet, Exclamation Marx!, was published by Silhouette Press in May.