Beauty, pizzazz, and smarts Don’t get you far in these parts Stocks, bonds, and AI No one is an ally Unless you’re a guy Then clients buy and buy Tall, white, testosterone Otherwise, you’re alone It’s all for one And one and done But for a woman Her place, the oven Old frat brothers And many others Versus Orphan Annie Your pick, Mr. Canny?
Rain, rain, rain Hurry, hurry, Jane Up the hill Through the crosswalk Every day’s a drill Rubber rain boots Heavy duty treads All for the sake of working Like the living dead
One of the projects on my to-do list this year is to write a children’s book. My dream would be to have the very talented Elisa Kleven be the illustrator as I am a huge fan of her work. I discovered her through the beautifully illustrated book, The City by the Bay (which makes a wonderful gift, by the way).
Kleven’s illustrations have been the inspiration of many of my children’s poems and short stories (hence, the accompanying illustrations). Because of this, I hope you enjoy her drawings and paintings as much as I do.