Because I Said So






he’s an expert!

He knows what knowing feels,

what knowing knows.

I pause, he concludes.

He knows!

I mean, he swats mosquitoes long before they bite—and, and, and—he solves poetry.

He solves poetry!

There. See?

Listen to me.

He’s not wrong.

How could he be?

Oh no no no no no no no.



Don’t tell me he’s wrong.

I won’t believe you.


Copyright © Kelly Huntson and  All rights reserved.

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”

~ Mark Twain

*originally published May, 2019

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