I wrote this one just for fun in an email to HR to RSVP my regrets for my employer’s summer party, as a commitment I made in September conflicts with the party.
I must now with heavy heart
Inform you that at Sugarhouse Park
This year you’ll not see me dart
Around the trees or touch the bark.
Nine moons ago,
I made a commitment
That demands I forgo
The Onyx summer merriment.
Though I’ll miss all the fun
I’ll be sure to think of you all—
Each and every one—
And hope you have a ball!
Copyright © 2014 H.K. Longmore