Poems of the Week

An Elegy on Dorothy Parker, written 54 years too late

by Shaun Jex

“One last zinger: Dorothy Parker’s headstone unveiled in NYC”
Associated Press

Youth and beauty had their day
Now time has swept them both away
And in their place left naught but dust
(though dust that’s very pretty)

But, dear reader, do not wail
Though life is brief and all too frail
From death she stole the final word
With an epitaph quite witty