You can't handle my complete attention.
However given a chance to do-over, I still probably would give my sole vote to Changes. This is WFC, after all, not Poetry or the Kenyon Review. And all that work for one perverse joke deserves recognition; that's why Fred invented HuSi. Plus, there were two perverse jokes in the story (including the already mentioned joke that upon realizing that one's beloved is, indeed, an actual angel, one becomes somewhat repulsed. As George H.W. Bush might have said, "how true that is.")She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)
But I really did read the poem the first time in a bit of a rush, what with deadlines and all. So it mostly went over my head.
And upon re-reading I really do like it mucho.
Sure, I'm your fren & all; stipulated. But if I didn't like it I wouldna said nuffin. She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)
"Plans aren't check lists, they are loose frameworks for what's going to go wrong." -- technician