Here’s my non-winning entry into the Washington Post Style Invitational’s obit-poem contest.
Ode To Joan Rivers
By Madeleine Begun Kane
A comic genius died last year.
“A Piece of Work” was she sans peer.
Her edgy style brought rivers of tears
From laughter — not to mention, cheers.
Her plastic surgeons went too far.
She looked (let’s face it) quite bizarre.
A victim of the youth craze? Yup!
To those who’d mock her:”Oh, grow up!”