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