Teen Poetry Contest Winner for 2004
Alex Antonow
Park View School, grade 6

Mother’s Mystery Meal

Mother’s Mystery Meal is totally terrifying,

Filled with juicy worms and bark that are greatly grossifying.

Crunchy flies and sour soap,

Along with metal, chalk, and rope.

Melted into a big black block,

Then liquefied to great green muck.

Sprinkled with a couple weeds,

Stuffed with a zillion seeds.

She trims the edges very nicely,

And cuts it up very precisely.

The serves it chilled on a plate,

But she comes too late,

          For the guests have gone.