David Bristol

Sonnet 57

Volume 16:1, Winter 2015
Sonnet Issue


Lookup a word.
It will stop the flow.
What do I learn?
There is vocabulary to burn.

A big ass is steatopygous.
It may be gorgeous.
I misplaced my glasses
Reading the fine print on asses.
Cannot imagine it in a thong.
I don’t want a light song.

Learning gets me stuck
In the thin pages.
Let it go.
My basis is on a need to know.


David Bristol is a retired lawyer. He is the author of four books of poetry: The Hour of the Poem Poem (New Academia/Scarith Press, 2015), Toad and Other Poems (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press, 2002), Paradise and Cash (Washington Writers Publishing House, 1980) and The Monk Who Made His Mamma Happy (The Bunny and the Crocodile Press, 1977). To read more from this author: 6 excerpts from Toad