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Random Recipe by Kenn Nesbitt

If you want to make a muffin,
first you need a jar of juice,
and a pickle, and a peanut,
and a marble, and a moose.

Then you add a dozen doorknobs,
and a boy with a balloon,
plus the sound of summer thunder
from a Thursday afternoon.

Then you mix them in whatever
bowl or bucket you can find.
Oh, wait. That’s not the recipe.
I’m sorry. Nevermind.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Food Poems, Wacky Weirdness

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, List Poems, Nonsense Poems


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