I can honestly say I looked like a million
when I wore the carnelian necklace
With the Fred Leighton black cotton dress
I bought in Puerta Vallarta
When I had a straight up and down french fry figure.
I can honestly say I wish the hotel maid
had not taken the necklace as her own.
She did not know or care I spent good money
to buy the piece at Brentano’s on 5th Avenue.
Does she look svelte wearing a black dress and my necklace?
I can honestly say the carnelians will bolster
the maid’s desire for prosperity
Increase her creativtiy, guard against poverty, and
if she continues to steal, the stones
Will not protect her unexpected afterlife.