The Lost Country

Fall 2015 • Vol. 4, No. 1

issn 2326-5310 (online)

Why April

By James B. Nicola

This work was published in the Fall 2015 issue of The Lost Country. You may purchase a copy of this issue from us or, if you prefer, from Amazon.

Why, April is not cruel a bit.
The sun is getting stronger,
and creatures seem to want to flit
in pairs a little longer.

What happened, Mr. Eliot,
for you to call it cruel?
I can’t see what you see in it:

I must be either blind
or some sort of illiterate
who went to the wrong school,

or idiot
or fool.
But I don’t mind.