Ten Little Alphans
(a tribute to the fallen)
with Apologies to Agatha Christie
Ten little Alphans went out to dine;
One choked in an airless void and then there were nine.
Nine little Alphans sat up very late;
Anton Zorf was fried and then there were eight.
Eight little Alphans traveled to "heaven" (aka - Arkadia);
Anna Davis stayed there and then there were seven.
Seven little Alphans were in it for kicks;
Baylor had fun with Baxter and then there were six.
Six little Alphans cried: "It's alive!"
Cellini fought a monster and then there were five.
Five little Alphans wanted more, more, more!
Simmonds got it with force and then there were four.
Four little Alphans going out for tea;
Regina had two brains ... then there were three (?)
Three little Alphans were immersed in white goo;
Kelly was engulfed then there were two.
Two little Alphans sitting waiting for a black sun;
Poor Peter fizzled up and then there was one.
One little Alphan left all alone;
Earnest Queller destroyed himself...
...and then there were none ...
Okay yeah, more Alphans were left but where is the fun in that?
Written: April 23, 1992