Poem for Stevie Smith in a Manner of Stevie Smith

Stevie Smith is stalwart Poe with a sense of humor. She bakes you a cake and in it you find a tumor. She proves the recalcitrant reader’s reasoned rumor: Literature lulls lap then snap you awake in a trap. Her darling pencil drawings suggest an eye for style. She invites dog-eared Ogden Nash for toast…