by Albert Semple, May 2022

  1. Back in highschool, I recall,
  2. Our German class with Frau McCall,
  3. Where every lesson she'd begin
  4. By testing words were sinking in.

  5. Remember once she got annoyed
  6. When you'd forgotten "Schadenfreud"?
  7. I must admit, I filled with glee
  8. That she'd picked you instead of me.

  9. I know that it must seem remiss
  10. That your misfortune brought me bliss.
  11. I wish there was a word I knew
  12. Describing how I felt for you.

by Albert Semple
12 lines over 3 stanzas.