Another poem which stands or falls by the strength of its final line... the fact that I'm running it suggests that the former case holds <g>. Indeed, I think it's quite a successful (if slight) venture - one of those all too rare poems which capture the essence of a moment, of an emotion, so exactly that it makes you think you know precisely what the author felt at the time of composition. Very nice. thomas. [Minstrels Links] Adrian Mitchell poems: Poem #28, "To Whom It May Concern" Poem #95, "Nostalgia - Now Threepence Off" Poem #211, "The Oxford Hysteria of English Poetry" Poem #337, "Jimmy Giuffre Plays 'The Easy Way'" Poem #397, "Ancestors" Poem #623, "Ten Ways to Avoid Lending Your Wheelbarrow to Anybody"