Response to Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 by Josie Skinner
His words about me may have been cruel,
And just downright insulting,
Although he is neither a shining jewel
And can sometimes be quite revolting.
He’s quick to comment on my pasty skin
And my apparent smell
But I notice he left out his double chin,
And his receding hairline as well.
There’s nothing as worse than the sound of his snoring,
Or the fact that he can’t make a bed,
And I can’t deny that his stories are boring
And that fame goes straight to his head.
Despite all this I still don’t care
Because together, him and I, make quite the pair.