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Secret Sonnet for the Cockroach

3 Dec

No, I’m not kidding. Really, if you’d told me ten minutes ago that I’d be endorsing a poem about a cockroach, I would have thought you were kidding. But I’m not.

Nic Sebastian posted a reading of this poem from Alex Grant’s Fear of Moving Water today.

I know you probably don’t want to spend the next few minutes with cockroaches. I know you probably would like to avoid cockroaches in all forms (including the sonnet) whenever possible. I know. I feel the same way. But trust me on this: read the poem at Verse Daily, and then listen to Nic’s reading of it at Whale Sound.