Poems of the Week

Authentic Limerick

by Chris O’Carroll

“Authentic” was selected as the 2023 word of the year by the Merriam-Webster dictionary…”

“Oxford’s 2023 Word of the Year is ‘rizz.’ Dictionary publisher Oxford University Press defines the viral term,
which is short for charisma, as ‘someone’s ability to attract another person through style, charm, or attractiveness.'”


Every Miss, Mr., Mrs., or Ms.
Is aware that I ain’t got no rizz.
I’m authentic this year,
So I’m feeling no fear,
For my rizzlessness is what it is.