Perfect

By Kenn Nesbitt b. 1962 Kenn Nesbitt
Today I managed something
that I’ve never done before.
I turned in this week’s spelling quiz
and got a perfect score.
Although my score was perfect,
it appears I’m not too bright.
I got a perfect zero—
not a single answer right.

“Perfect.” © 2006 by Kenn Nesbitt. Reprinted from the upcoming anthology My Teacher’s in Detention (© 2006 by Meadowbrook Creations) with permission from Meadowbrook Press.

Source: My Teacher's in Detention (2006)

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Poet Kenn Nesbitt b. 1962

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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Kenn Nesbitt was born in Berkeley, California. He grew up in Fresno and San Diego and attended National University in San Diego, where he majored in computer science.

Nesbitt’s poetry for children is “irrepressible, unpredictable, and raucously popular,” in the words of former Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis. Nesbitt’s poems frequently deal with humorous, relatable situations that verge on the madcap. He is the author . . .

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POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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