augury doggerel

Sunday, April 20, 2003


He had a later life. They called him Moon. In the war, he was with the sappers in Basra, Baghdad, and Kirkut. In Italy, he received a shrapnel wound to the head and met a woman named Hedda, half Austrian, half Italian, who taught him much. He married his cousin. The New York Public Library eventually took away his toys. He told a newspaper, "Ever since I was quite a small boy, I have hated being Christopher Robin..." On April 20, 1996, the old boy met the real bear.


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