“Orson, La Di Dah” by Cheryl Spinner

“Oh, golly, miss molly,” says a Rita
To her sweeta,

The biggish man
With the biggish ego
Trampling her children
With a shoe,
Naming her daughter,
Yes, Christopher.
“Oh, Orson, la di dah” –Rita.

Cheryl Spinner currently lives in Durham, N.C., where she is a doctoral student in the English Department at Duke University. She received her Master's Degree in English at Georgetown University in the spring of 2010. A native of Queens, N.Y., her writing intertwines yiddishe kopf with a certain kind of New Yawk flair. You can follow her research blog at electricladieszap.wordpress.com.