Second-snoot genes ensure that their sprog’s

Not much plagued by the sniffles: this mog’s

Out of tube to breathe through

Only if both her two

Treasured snoots have olfactory clogs!


Mike Mesterton-Gibbons is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Florida State University who has returned to live in his native England. His acrostic sonnets have appeared in Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Better Than Starbucks, The Creativity Webzine, Current Conservation, the Ekphrastic Review, Grand Little Things, Light, Lighten Up Online, MONO., the New Verse News, Oddball Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, the Satirist, the Washington Post and WestWard Quarterly. The poem was prompted by the BBC News story, “Cat with two noses a real rarity, vet says.”