or, Bring Me Brains for Christmas
Intellect's a tongue-tied bystander
commandeers the sprung ship,
rigs a shredded sail.
Thought's a pacing widow
looking out to sea,
The mind's a dolphin thrashing, snagged
in the reaction net; let some kind
clever hand untangle her, before
she's sliced for the silver can.
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Challenge: Words Count with Mama Zen
The inimitable Mama Zen asks us to state our dearest Christmas wish in 50 words or less. Christmas is a time when my emotions often get the better of me, so I am echoing the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz: "If I only had a brain..." Santa?? Igor???
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