“Lunch” by Maci Modean Greenberg

Maci Modean Greenberg (age 9)


1. Squid eyeballs dipped in stew
boiled ’til half past two

2. Chopped carrots put in a cup
mixed with eel and bat throw up

3. Cooked aphids that fed on glue
cut fingers in there too

4. Fried snake heads are quite the crunch
here are some monster favorites for lunch

from 2015 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Maci Modean Greenberg: “I write poetry when I have an inspiration. Sometimes I feel so strongly about something that I need to put my feelings into words. Other times ideas come to me randomly in the middle of the night or while I’m staring out the window. Some thoughts must be expressed and poetry is a great way to do it.”

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