Apple doesn't like listing me as "Will Shakespeare (poetry blogger)"
to differentiate me from the other guy, although everybody else does.
They took my first book but now won't take new ones. (Go figure.)
Since Smashwords distributes my books to Apple anyway,
just go to my Smashwords author page and download EPUBs from there.
Smashwords provides samples of my books also.

Monday, March 25, 2013


Inspired by Joyce Kilmer’s poem Trees.

I doubt that I could ever eat
A plucked and roasted parakeet.

A parakeet sautẻed in butter
Would only make me squirm and mutter.

I won’t eat parakeet chow mein
Or sausage made from one. That's lame!

I wouldn’t eat one steamed in foil
Nor one deep-fried in peanut oil;

Not pickled, fried or barbequed;
Not shishkabobbed or Brunswick stewed.

A chef might serve it baked, with slaw;
A cannibal might nosh it raw.

To them, it’s just another meat…
But I won’t eat no parakeet.

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