When I was 8 a poem
Was something that rhymed.
By that definition,
Modern songs were poetry,
But most of Shakespeare's plays were not.
In high school I grew up
I pretended to like Shakespeare,
I pretended to like Homer and T.S Eliot,
I pretended to like modern poetry,
I pretended to like my own poetry.
Now I've grown tired
And I don't bother to pretend to like things
That can't be bothered to pretend to rhyme.
I don't even like this terrible 'poem' I'm writing.
That's growing up
That's glowing up