Jessica Inclan, fellow redroom.com author, bakes muffins when not writing. I paint or doodle. This below is dedicated to friends Ben Fong-Torres and Jane Ganahl (who interviewed rock stars when she was a journalist at theSF Chronicle). There was a time when I wanted to be a second James Thurber or Shel Silverstein. LOL. I was listening to essays on the subject of "Contentment" on BBC Radio 3. Contentment for one man was playing the ukulele and so this cartoon and poem in iambic meter was born when I could not sleep from imbibing too much gunpowder tea.
The Fabulous All-Flea Band
Miss Kitti Li of Waikiki,
Returns by popular demand.
Predictably she will emcee,
The Fabulous all-Flea Band.
Oh, gee, we hear it’s for free!
It's a guaranteed jubilee.
They’re sure to play the Dixieland
On tympani and ukulele
So come all ye, and see first hand
The wondrous, wee, jumping three.
*in Hawaiian ukulele means jumping flea because the fingers on the fret move so fast they look like jumping fleas
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