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Vassar Pembroke Confronts the Spanish Language Teacher Vassar Pembroke busts his chops, Spits her mind with no preamble, Says his teaching method flops According to her daughter Campbell. “Campbell says she’s not inspired. You do not motivate her much. Your … Continue reading
Madame Declines She revels in how much she couldn’t eat, And favors guests with bite-by-bite accounts Of steaks foregone and casseroles’ defeat, Sweets unsavored, succulence renounced, Salads, fruits, and relishes galore Spurned with a disdainful “Nevermore!” She weighs in mightily … Continue reading
Sonnet: Day of a Salesman He spoke of where he had to go, greater doings, how and when; what he was for now he did not seem to know, knitting his brow often over it but none the wiser. He … Continue reading
Dinosaur Feathers! A dinosaur with feathers? Well I’m sure! The spectacle’s more than I can endure. Next, mules are born with earrings, snakes have knees, And furry goldfish populate the seas. I can just as well believe those things As … Continue reading
The District Education Improvement Committee Meeting Her purse is propped against the leg That folds beneath the table’s end. The purse is not adjacent to Her folded arm, her lotioned hand. She props her glasses on her nose, She palms … Continue reading
Fungi on the Rind A Camembert’s a cheese whose claim to fame Involves a smelliness that’s hard to name. Mushroom aromas with a barnyard twist, Hints of ripe laundry by garlic kissed, This is how the cheese’s loving hordes Try … Continue reading