Checking my Gmail this morning, the daughter of a high school friend and his wife sent me a message. “Hi! Stuck with Chinese homework. Have to write a poem.” I think she was using the chat feature as an excuse not do her homework. “No worries,” I replied. “I can help.”
After a few minutes of thinking, I responded with the following poem. It is Chinese. Kind of.
There once was a siu mai
All covered in sauce.
My brother didn’t want to eat it
So I said, “That’s your loss.”
Picked up by my chopsticks
and dunked in some soy,
The tasty steamed dumpling
brought my tummy lots of joy.
That’s all the creativity I can muster today. Have a good Friday.