Mrs. Trellis accused me today
of writing something that led her to say
her guilty pleasure is underwear
designed to cause all men to stare.
How dare she? I cried.
How dare? How dare?
So I have decided to send, by air,
a package of sackcloth underwear
for Mrs. Trellis to wear next week,
and Mr. Trellis has promised to peek
to tell me if she refuses, mayhap,
her early Christmas gift of burlap.
by Kay Davies, November, 2012
Posted for Laurie's challenge word "burlap" at the online writers' group
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