To celebrate National Poetry Month, I’m launching a series of poems inspired by items from my purse. I call this masterpiece “Orbit Sugarfree Gum.”

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Orbit Sugarfree Gum

Oh, sugarfree gum.
You provide all the wonder of gum, but
without the sugar.
I prefer Trident
But Orbit was on sale
And I prefer bubble-gum flavor
But there was only
Sweet Mint.
Which is okay
Except
Not as good.

You’ve read a bad poem.

Now read a good one.

Such as Daddy, by Sylvia Plath.

Listen to it here.

Happy National Poetry Month. Hug a poet today. 

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