Teen Poetry Collections

Why I'm Short and Not Tall

by a young man, age 13

Short is better and tall is unconstitutional
Short is fun
Tall has smaller ceilings
Short is like butterflies on a summer breeze

Tall is like the dark deep Depths of Tartarus
Hot hot hot as lava 

It has many volcanoes
Because the ceilings are short
And people are tall

And that’s where Chronos lives
Short is fun fun fun
Fun in the sun

Don’t wanna explain it
Why I’m short and not tall
Bad past
I haven’t hit my growth spurt yet
It’s because my ham and eggs turned green
But that’s another story

And that’s why I’m short