Lionel Messi is a poet

This morning I visited a Myanmar elementary school as its students were having a “literature character parade.” I’m sure a lot was lost in translation, but as I understood it the students were supposed to be dressed as their favorite authors, poets or fictional characters.

Naturally, the little girl dressed as Lionel Messi caught my attention. She wore a Messi jersey and had shin guards, wrist bands and pig tails.

Cute?

For sure.

Literary?

I didn’t think so.

But then I asked her, “Who is your favorite author?”

She shrugged.

“You like soccer?”

She shrugged again.

“Then why’d you dress like Messi?”

The girl finally replied, “My dad says he’s a poet.”

Well, okay then.