The Oddity

Sing to me, O Muse

So I can find you in the dark,

and change this burned-out fuse.

By Way Of An Apology To Bulwer-Lytton And Snoopy: Things To Do In A Power Outage

It was a dark and stormy night

and my power did take flight;

I was glad friends had given me a candle

for my birthday. A gourmand'll

tell you to open a can

for dinner, a gourmand

will eat from it with a spoon.

A gourmet will swoon

over that.


Gone With The Windchimes

Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the Tarleton twins were. She stuck her hands in her demure spring-time weight muff, fondling the bone-and-feather-and-blood construction hidden therein. She really must thank Mammy for making it for her.