“Czechs Mix” by Jan Seabaugh

Jan Seabaugh


A beauty in Prague got a letter
From a grand master, seeking his better;
When she came to play chess,
She slipped out of her dress,
So Czech and Czech mated—he wed her!


In Prague a man’s debt was so deep
That he climbed up a high rise to leap.
He took a great dive
But he wound up alive;
The Czech bounced again—read and weep!


A victim of witchcraft in Prague
Had been turned from a prince to a frog.
A ravishing miss
Broke the spell with a kiss,
But this changed her (a lass!) to a dog.

from Rattle #33, Summer 2010
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