To Mort

To Mort
Based on a true story

I’m sorry we didn’t get anything done
in that trombone sectional
you so kindly gave us

We should have been working;
it’s true
we needed it

But that hairspray
and those matches
were just sitting there

you know
there’s a little pyromaniac in
all of us

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Play on “This is just to say”. I know this is a popular poem to remake in the poet’s own words, so I decided to try.