She hated starting her day with business,
but she loved ending it with pleasure,
& when she made writing not only her work
but her way of life,
every day was a joy,
for through that writing,
she connected with others
by telling their stories
& in sharing hers.
Novella & Novelette,
the Italian & French literary expatriates
who came to America in a giant plum,
learned that just as there was a time to write
& a time to edit,
there was always a time to read.
She was the Grammar Queen,
he, the Punctuation King,
but when they were stung
by the Tory,
they no longer knew
how to capitalize on their gifts,
& their crowning achievement
learning how to dress
their well-spelled word salad.