Monday, October 13, 2008

The votes are cast (or not)

This was your last chance.
An open invitation
to save me from a
dom who must be Satan here
on earth. A bad man.
Evil and sadistic and
of vulnerable kittens
who must be rescued.
But only one of you gave
reasons for concern.
And the philosopher called.
He left reassured
though still vowing to protect.
He will rescue me
if rescuing is needed,
riding his horse down
I-95 to save me.
For now, I’ll risk it.
I’ll kneel before Satan and
serve with my pen and my soul.


Louise said...

May the philosopher keep his vow if needed... Well, 'no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death'... and definitely not to vulnerable kittens! Even, or better: precisely Satan knows *that*.

oatmeal girl said...

My potential rescuer sounded very serious. And I have confidence in my tormentor that he wouldn't deliberately risk losing his property or damaging his poet in a way that would endanger her productivity.

(And thank you for speaking up.)