WE COULD KILL THE MONSTER
We could kill the monster
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