Dear Aunty Stanky — Genre

Dear Aunty Stanky:

 Almost no-one reads poetry, but genre fiction gets boatloads of readers by comparison. Why do you think this is?

 GENRE-IS KHAN

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,

Aunty Stanky


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