Jim Sox
 
 


by Kenn Nesbitt
 
   
He’s “Mr. Athletic,”
the coolest of jocks,
the school’s fastest runner:
His name is Jim Sox.

 

He’s fearsome at football,
terrific at tennis.
At baseball and basketball
Jim is a menace.

 

He’s always the winner.
There isn’t a sport
where Jim doesn’t rule
as the king of the court.

 

He’s equally blessed
on the field and the rink,
but all of that exercise
gives him a stink.

 

And so in our schoolyard
the greatest of knocks
is telling a person,
“You smell like Jim Sox.”

 

Text © Kenn Nesbitt, published by Meadowbrook Press.

Illustration © Mike Gordon.

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