a young Abraham Lincoln
once walked five miles
just to deliver a letter, & that he
carried it with him underneath his tall
stove pipe hat.
When he finally arrived,
a tired Lincoln removed his hat
and presented the letter.
The family was grateful,
but visibly dismayed to find the letter
covered with sweat, oil and coarse black hair,
which wreathed the letter
like a holiday ribbon.
Not wanting to insult Young Abraham,
the family nevertheless would
only accept the letter using a set of tongs.
The unflappable A. Lincoln merely laughed.
And when the letter was opened,
the family laughed, too,
because inside the envelope
was a shampoo sample
(sign in west covina, CA)
If offered, would you choose the blue pill? The red pill? Or, the green jelly bean? For those who chose green jelly bean — Trefology