What does the Dictionary writer do,

with so many entries to type

about what is what

and who is who?

As he makes his way

through the Ays and the Bees

and each and every sea,

how does he keep his sanity

as he writes his way through the Zs

even when he hasn't had any for himself?

Oh, the poor Dick must feel sick –

What words he must want to say! –

when he finally finishes

and already, the next edition 

is due.

AuthorDerek Franz