22 August 2010

A poem in response to the endemic misspelling of a favorite novelist's name

I can't get China Melville out of my head
Whales, warlocks, and insect-babes give me wet dreams
The Scots have always been good at steampunk
My son thinks so too--he's reimagining J.M. Barrie
With Peter Pan as a leather-clad airship captain
Of reptilian fairies. Robert Halflein would be proud
Don't you think?

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