B.J. Best

Music Hater

I hate music with a heat;
It always makes me burn up.
Once I thought I found a beat
But it turned out to be a turnip

Poem's Score: 0.372518518519

B.J. Best is the author of several non-terrible books of poetry, most recently But Our Princess Is in Another Castle from Rose Metal Press. He lives in Wisconsin, but this poem was written in Iowa in 1994. Visit him at


For July 2013,
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