Something Different — First
Unable to Attend the Reunion, He Writes
BY JEAN TUCKER
That he eulogized his German professor
with a mouth full of sugarless gum.
That he unearthed a rare fossil
from his asparagus bed.
That he has cultivated double chins
the better to play Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins.
That he can cook a red snapper whole
and his wife will eat the head.
That his three children have founded new towns, each named after him.
That he has taken up metallurgy
the better to melt, smelt, and emboss
the coins for his kingdom.