I received a text message from my son which led to an unexpected diversion in my writing. He wrote:
I have a project for you. I’m making a poetry anthology in English class and I’m supposed to include 4 poems from other people, whether it be from online or from someone I know. I was wondering you and your great grasp of the English language could right a poem for me. The theme is cities if you’re interested.
Now I first had to put aside any desire to correct my son’s grammar and spelling (it being a text message, I made an allowance). Then I had to chuckle at the thought that his assignment meant a “project for [me]”. Smiling, I took about ten seconds or so and, using my “great grasp of the English language”, I concocted this little gem: