• Vol. 06
  • Chapter 08
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“To match the shoes with the jacket is fey. To match the shoes with the hat is taste.”
– Gene Wilder, in a letter to Mel Brooks regarding 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory', Letters of Note, Vol.2

You never dressed for the occasion,

but always for an occasion

—this walk in the park
a case in point
with a point to prove.

To match your suit to the ferns

and foliage was fey, I’m afraid.

To match the ring with my dress

and your tears with your hatband
is a taste we won’t display

together again. Now go.

A hat tip to you, but don’t look back;

I’m too busy seeing what goes

with the shadows around this place.