B.W. Elliot

The Standup Does Poetry
“…That was during my
One word poem period…(laughter)
Poems like
‘Yawp’ (laughter)
‘Woof.’ (laughter)
My favorite was a love poem…
To myself…(laughter) called
‘I’… (much laughter)
What was great about that
Was, it was a single character
Love letter…(rim shot followed by groans)
But seriously folks…
The only problem with those poems
Was there was just so much left to say after that one word…
Take that love poem…
I couldn’t help but feel that it absolutely screamed
For the word
You’ve been a great audience,
   Good night.”

© B.W. Elliot



B.W. lives in Utah.