grumpy old man needs to chill
sip steaming black gold
senryu by M. LaFreniere
I feel sorry for Rumpelstiltskin, I do. He makes all that gold out of straw for the miller’s daughter and she becomes queen, then reneges on her promise. Can’t blame her either. What would he want with her first born? There has to be an easier way to adopt. Still going into a rage so that you accidentally pull yourself into two? That’s a bit of an over reaction if you ask me. Relax, have a cuppa. Now plot your revenge. Hmmm, turn the gold back to straw. That would do it. Serve the greedy buggers right.
Note: “black gold” refers to coffee, not oil.