Two Short Etudes in C Minor    
  Portrait of the Clam as a Young Bivalve

If I were a tree I'd hide in a forest.
If I were a jewel I'd slouch in a crown.
Because I am neither with no place to hide,
I'll float with the ebb and the flow of the tide.
  Amenhotep Poured Rose Oil on the Naked Dancers

Golden flowers reveal
Secrets in the moonlight.
Silver reeds strain
Dragonflies by the Nile.
  Copyright © 2005 by Basil Tuxaxle