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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