The Lament of Heidi Gotts

a villanelle

Heidi Gotts, bell hop's delight

Eric thought that she made him complete

Her wedding dress was ironically white

Just retired for their wedding night

Eric went to get Heidi something to eat

Heidi Gotts, bell hop's delight

Eric thought Heidi was Mrs. Right

Coupled since high school when they did meet

Her wedding dress was ironically white

When Eric returned, he received such a fright

He never imagined his bride indiscrete!

Heidi Gotts, bell hop's delight

The bell hop, I'm sure, was quick to take flight

Heidi slept alone in the Honeymoon Suite

Her wedding dress was ironically white

It was room service – but not quite!

Eric was shocked that Heidi would cheat

Heidi Gotts, bell hop's delight

Her wedding dress was ironically white