For Jody Dove, His Love, On the Occasion of her Fiftieth

"Just what the doctor ordered," says mon frère.
Oh, what a lucky guy he is - just so.
Does anyone with her at all compare?
You've eons yet to travel just to know.

Discerning, lovely, warm, and keen in mind,
Of ancestry artistic, fragile, rare.
Voluptuous yet motherly and kind
Enriching those around her by her care.

Intelligence bestows designs sublime.
Successful bourgeois cap'talist she be.

Let not our fathers find 'bout this fine crime
Of offspring communistic that are we.
Vast blessings, this your birthday, Jody Dove,
Eternally for you with all our love!

Hudson, NY
16 January 2007