Caroline Knox

Gnome Acrostic

Adages were a staple of poetry

before the Common Era,

since the fall of

Troy VIIa around 1200.

Recent sayings continue the trend:

"As Vermont goes, so goes the nation";

"Can't we get

those guys on RICO?"


            your mother wears army boots,"

            replied the gnome.

            I'm a denizen of Ortshire—

            Cui bono?"


Coin-Faced Man


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