Friday, December 16, 2011


I caught a brass ring
While riding the merriness of
My life

In the person of Denise Means
From Pleasant Valley, Maryland;
In the conduitous way of

Through natural selection
Of associations
So did many others catch “my” brass ring

In Waukesha and elsewhere
Those folks know who they are
Some think I don't deserve Dee in
my life

And maybe just a few think
They do not deserve Dee
Who is wholesome and pure

To gracefully bear their burdens
With bibles and mops
Year after year,

Her life.

As to My Life and the Dixes'
Let no one imagine that
- except for frail slips -
We take our brass ring
For granted.