Sincere

Stoic as its peers

soften — a Roman statue:

pure marble, no wax.

 

Cell

Can you imagine

his surprise: a million monks

Cloistered in the cork!

 

Worm

The humblest dragon

peered up through the heat and begged

for a fearsome name.

 

Cantaloupe

Sliced, your two halves blush

like the spring moon to which

wolves bay their ballads.

 

Charlotte

It makes perfect sense:

you are apple marmalade

covered with breadcrumbs.

 

Cynthia

Your own orbit is

a mystery to you. Moon-

gaze in the mirror.