At the end of an evening meeting, Raven announced, "The Assembly Oak will preside tomorrow night."Verse
Woodpecker said, "This I'll have to see."
Next night, Raven appeared at his usual place in the circle. Woodpecker said, "You said the Assembly Oak would preside tonight."
Raven said, "I'm here, but I've forgotten what I was going to say."
Sometimes, before I forget,
I know I'm going to.
I could write myself a note, I suppose.
Let the trees pick up my slack.
Case by Robert Aitken; introduction and verse by Meredith GarmonPREVIOUS ☙ NEXT ☙ INDEX