Poetry

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By Laura Parkinson

What,
Precisely,
Is doggerel?
A yip-yap form of poetry,
With its pawses all in the
Wrong places?
Why not, then,
Catterel?
A whimpsical typsical
Blatently catty
Kitten-on-keys
Type of verse
With its
Independent claws?
And what about
Fisherel,
Not to leave them out?
A heavy, laden,
downright soggy
Wordsworthish work
That tries to drown one
In syllables?