We could kill the monster

Why not

It needs done

But we’d better hatch a plan first

Who kills a monster with no plan?

These things take thought

First, we’ll have to schedule when to meet

No time to haggle, or delay

Saturday is best

I focus best on Saturday

Now, we’ll need a place hold our meeting

A place that is discreet

Ah-ha! The theater!

Monsters hate theater seats

This is what is best

Wear that yellow dress


Well, monsters are unable to detect yellow dresses

There’s really no time to argue about all this

Besides, I think I love you —


Did I say that, or you?

This is really no time to fall in love with me, Marlene!

There’s a monster afoot!

Originally Published in Lumen Literary Magazine, Spring 2013