Having a poem published online is great but I get a certain thrill to see my poems made flesh on the printed page. Today my copy of Parody arrived in the mail and with it Chocolate Sonnet 18! I’m honored the folks at Parody wanted to publish my poem and doubly honored that it appears on the middle page, where the booklet naturally opens.
Chocolate Sonnet 18 is a poem that I never thought would be published. I wrote it for a chocolate open mic at Matthew’s in downtown Hillsborough and since it’s just a rip-off of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day,” I figured it would only get performed there a couple of times a year. It wasn’t until I saw the call for submissions from Parody that I imagined some other fate for this work.
I hope all my readers to will rush to the Parody website and buy a couple of copies of Volume 5, Issue 1 then meet me at the next chocolate open mic so I can sign them.