She dances out onto the stage:
Ringmistress of The Empty Page!
Then, with a grin, the curtain parts,
An alphabetter circus starts,
Bumbling B’s with confet-T’s,
Hurl custard π’s at clowning C’s,
Dangerous D dismounts Tra-P’s,
From lock & chain Ω’s free,
In minor G the Ten R’s sing,
Up stands the O who was the ring,
And, taming tigers, stands your X,
The L turns n (it genuflects).
The knowing psychics awful Y’s,
Here’s conjoined U, avert your I’s,
The vendors sell just M&Ms:
These letters, they are not your friends
They cavort, caper, steal and rook,
They should be locked inside a book.
~ L.V., 2015