[The sign above the toppings read]
The sign above the toppings read NO JOKES PLEASE
but the poet decided to push his luck and tell her how only
a certain kind of girl could inspire a man to wear a six-pound
beard of bees just to win a peek at her golden heart. No one laughs,
not even the girl. She spent most of her time with painters.
"Eddie, have you ever painted a picture?" He tried to once,
but all thirty-two firemen in his self portrait kept drowning.
She thought that was the saddest thing she ever heard
and he reassured her that, deep down, there was a busy monster
he kept and called a kind heart.
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