Self-Portrait as Grammar Revision

Some of my dogs are rich.
I hurry not to buy such expensive cars.
The dentist jumps highest
and my friends can bark loudly.

Today I feel like toothache.
For my birthday I would like that tree.
I shall come to your house
more slowly than Mary.

I am 7 metres wide
and fifteen metres high.
I would like to eat 10 francs
and be 16 years old.

I need to get my hair repaired.
I have been waiting for more than 20 pounds.
Dad told nobody anything.
Mum said nothing any longer.

She had the biggest suitcases.
Johnโ€™s shirts are yellow, but Jimโ€™s are blue.
I am giving up windows.
Do you think I look like flowers?



Paul Stephenson has published three pamphlets, his latestย Selfie with Waterlilies (Paper Swans Press). He co-curates Poetry in Aldeburgh and lives between Cambridge and Brussels. website: / instagram: paulstep456 / twitter: @stephenson_pj