He Takes Her With Him to Mantua



When families like the Filigrees fall out
With families like the Cuspids, there can be
No mending of the breach. All mice could see
That push must lead to shove, and shove to rout.
But at the P.C. Ball, young Merrilee
(A Cuspid) met young Mickey (in disguise),
And love struck both of them between the eyes --
Until she found he was a Filigree.
What's in a name? Not much, we must surmise:
They lov'd each other well enough, it seems,
To forge reality out of their dreams.
They ran away together, a surprise

To those with disappointment all imbued,
Expecting further losses to their feud.



© Kevin Berland, 1999


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