The turtle lives twixt plated deck…
Which practically conceal its sex.
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.
I have a bone to pick with fate,
Come here and tell me girly,
Do you think my mind is maturing l…
Or simply rotting early.
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When comes my second childhood,
Some primal termite knocked on woo…
And tasted it, and found it good!
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor toda…
One would be in less danger
From the wiles of a stranger
If one’s own kin and kith
Were more fun to be with.
The ant has made himself illustrio…
Through constant industry industri…
Would you be calm and placid,
If you were full of formic acid?
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.
This one is entering her teens,
Ripe for sentimental scenes,
Has picked a gangling unripe male,
Sees herself in a bridal veil,
Presses lips and tosses head,
Sure, deck your limbs in pants;
Yours are the limbs, my sweeting.
You look divine as you advance—
Have you seen yourself retreating?
When I remember bygone days
I think how evening follows morn;
So many I loved were not yet dead…
So many I love were not yet born.
Husbands are things that wives have to get used to putting up with.
And with whom they breakfast with and sup with.
They interfere with the discipline of nurseries,
Unwillingly Miranda wakes,
Feels the sun with terror,
One unwilling step she takes,
Shuddering to the mirror.
Miranda in Miranda’s sight
I would live all my life in noncha…
Were it not for making a living, w…
The wasp and all his numerous fami…
I look upon as a major calamity.
He throws open his nest with prodi…
But I distrust his waspitality.