GOLDIE AND TRIXIE
Please don't think we're too overly senti-
mental. But, we think their story ought to
They were both pre-Christmas specials.
And, economically, old daddy Scrooge
couldn't complain too, too much. For after
all, they only cost twenty-nine cents each.
But, when Tammy Lee came home hold-
ing them in their transparent bag of water,
those two goldfish might as well have been
the most expensive and exquisite fish
Goldie and Trixie's life span was shorter
than we hoped. (We had hoped they would
survive through the Christmas holidays.
But, it was not to be.)
Tammy took their deaths rather stoically,
but we suspect she felt the loss in her heart.
And her loss became our loss, and her hurt,
Cheap you say. Only twenty-nine cents. Why,
Goldie and Trixie, your worth is immeasurably.
Like fleeting rainbows, ice-cicles, and scamp-
ering pawns, you brought a little Christmas
into our home early this year.
(Last article of 1977)