A coming-of-age sonnet by our FT :>)
'I got it!' is from Judy Blume's coming-of-age novel, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (1970).



Sonnet 13

The Hodgsons' garden gate was slightly stiff,
  like me, I thought, arthritic at thirteen.
I made towards the sheds and caught a whiff
  of rabbit pee and poo; I'd come to clean.
The guineas needed mucking out as well;
  I placed their carry-case inside the hutch.
They trotted in, dear Goldilocks and Belle;
  I stroked their hair; they chuckled at my touch.
The second task was tending Lady Winch,
  the rabbit, dark and often in distress;
I crouched, the effort causing me to flinch
  and cramp, then spot some blood upon my dress;
"I got it!" I exclaimed. And Lady leapt,
escaped across the fields. I stood and wept.




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Written on 2021-06-10 at 19:23

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Ducks
What a vivid scene you've created. Nice read!
2021-06-12


Tommo The PoetBay support member heart!
The prosodical ease and the clarity of image, inter alia, make this sonnet a distinct pleasure to read.
2021-06-12


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Another gem, well-polished and beautiful.
2021-06-11


Michael R. Burch The PoetBay support member heart!
A nice sonnet. My grandfather raised rabbits and even had a ferret he used to retrieve them from their holes. When I was a boy, I was horrified when he killed the lovely bunnies for food.
2021-06-10