Umbrella’s lighter offshoot


by Kate Bernadette Benedict

Come with me to Sligo town.
A ruined abbey’s there
and crypts that spill their jumbled bones.
We’ll scale a winding stair.

Let’s go instead to Hong Kong
and ride for half a mile
on gadabout stairs and sidewalks.
Whoosh with me awhile.

Or better yet, we’ll board a jet
to a land of rime and pine
and schmooze among the Québeçois,
glugging the ice wine.

Join me here in cyberspace.
I’ve got a permanent pass
to visit every land on earth,
virtually, first class.

Kate Bernadette Benedict
edits this journal. Please send her your smart, playful light verse so she won't have to pad her 'zine by publishing herself!