This Affair will be the Death of us All

The gracious palm extended by our host Makes light the anxious air inside the hall Regretfully he dare not leave his post Or else to chance abandon he the ball The streamers tickle tops of drinks in toast To health and happy tidings one and all Tonight we dance ’til give we up the ghostContinue reading “This Affair will be the Death of us All”

Behold, the Illustrious Lady

The buxom beauty steps upon the scene Applause erupts like frightened doves in plume Beside her clings a mouse in gabardine Who now becomes the envy of the room O’er table-tops their twinkling fingers glide As eager social climbers salivate And though their desp’rate reaching is denied They may yet gain some chance to elevateContinue reading “Behold, the Illustrious Lady”