Paper Shell Submissions
Two poems published in the 10th edition of the University of British Columbia's annual literary anthology, Paper Shell. They came from a collection themed around the coming of age experiences of teens.
TV RAISED ME
Go to school with the kids next door,
We always put Malcolm in the middle.
Every morning I am saved by the bell,
Look forward to recess cause I’m a weekender,
Play with all the other rugrats,
The fresh prince of breaker high.
I hear it’s always sunny in Philadelphia
And I’m over this radio free Roscoe.
Maybe move and buy a full house,
If the price is right.
Prison break from my fairly odd parents.
I’m a family guy and family matters,
And I’ll miss adventure time with friends,
But I think it’s time this boy meets world.
MAY BE THE ONE