Facing The Music: An acrostic sonnet by Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

Facing The Music: An acrostic sonnet

From having crashed while drunk against a shop,
A driver opted to take flight, but got
Chased hard by somebody who wouldn’t stop
In hot pursuit through streets, a garden spot
Nearby, and farmers’ fields, until the chase
Got interrupted when a fence appeared.
The fugitive jumped over it, to face
His fate: A bird to whom he’s not endeared
Expressed the outrage of a threatened mom—
Malicious pecks in lieu of angry words—
Until he chose to face the music from
Some cops instead, as flight was for the birds …
If you’re intent on dodging justice, then
Choose not to hide inside an emu pen!

by Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

Editor’s Note: This poem’s delightful narrative emphasizes what we all know about emus.