Dear Aunty Stanky:
Almost no-one reads poetry, but genre fiction gets boatloads of readers by comparison. Why do you think this is?
Dear Bad Pun:
“I find your question of a sort
That poets often ponder:
Why am I laughed at by my peers
Because my talent wanders?
Why can’t they understand the need
For wordplay, rhyme, and reason?
Oh, wait, I know. Shel Silverstein
And Ogden Nash screwed everyone up and now we can’t have nice things.”
Hope that helped your sad poetic life, Ms. Plath! Err, Khan-whatever,
Always your Ted,