'Wild Goose Chase - an acrostic sonnet by Mike Mesterton-Gibbons
With too few drivers for an HGV
In England, after Brexit curbed supply,
Lines stretching farther than the eye could see
Developed near where petrol pumps ran dry ...
Great Britain's fuel crisis spurred an act
Of desperation: twenty drivers tailed
One tanker, though they hadn't checked a fact
So pertinent to what they later faced...
Excited not at forecourts to have queued,
Convinced they'd fill their tanks, instead they got
Humiliated: they had all pursued
A mortar tanker till their tanks were not
So very far from empty on the road—
Expletives, though, by contrast overflowed!
Copyright. Mike Mesterton-Gibbons.
Mike Mesterton-Gibbons is a Professor Emeritus at Florida State University. His acrostic sonnets have appeared in Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Better Than Starbucks, the Creativity Webzine, Current Conservation, the Daily Mail, the Ekphrastic Review, Grand Little Things, Light, Lighten Up Online, New Verse News, Oddball Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, the Satirist, the Washington Post and WestWard Quarterly.