I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.
It don't have to be long to be purty...
Later, after being known mostly for the above little gem, he wrote:
CONFESSION: and a Portrait, Too,
Upon a Background that I Rue!
Ah, Yes! I Wrote the "Purple Cow" --
I'm Sorry, now, I Wrote it!
But I can Tell you Anyhow,
I'll Kill you if you Quote it!
-- Gelett Burgess