It seems strange that after fourty-nine poems,
The fiftieth should be so short,
But alas, of all the poems, this one approaches the deadline,
And if not submitted will be naught.
So here, have a poem – I hope that it is good –
Alas I have been engaged elsewhere,
And not done as I should.
I hope that you are well. I apologise enormously for this poem’s tardiness, brevity, and general triviality. I was performing in a concert somewhat later than I had expected, and thus returned to my blog at the last minute. This was foolish, since I pressed ‘publish’ with less than 10 seconds left of my Friday deadline. As it confirmed my 50th post, the clock changed to 00:00:00 – not impressive at all.
My humblest apologies,
The Hapless Neo-Romantic