John and Doves,
One time we were reading Lori's poems on her site, and detected a typo and informed her.
Before day's end she sent this tongue-in-cheek reply. It is hilarious and we loved it. I'm sure you will too.
Lori is a very gifted person. Do enjoy her poems.
Jim and Angela Goodrick
To Catch an Error
( a poem in jest )
Although I double-check my own work,
I often see what isn't there but should be;
My own mistakes remain invisible.
You see, my errors all wear camouflage
such tiny, inconsequential, camo-cloaked errors)
You must have worn powerful goggles
to spot them so readily.
I do try to catch the critters
but their evasive maneuvers are beyond me.
My errors are unlike yours.
Your errors dress in hunter orange
with luminescent sequins.
They wear leaden boots
on their watermelon-sized feet.
How can you miss them??
Obviously, you have. I'd like to help you--
here, I have them tagged and labeled,
neatly and in order of increasing irritation.
But what? You have a box for me as well?
--a rather stout and sturdy box,
sealed with heavy duty duct tape?