I wonder if they dared to tell her,
While they filled her basket up,
Who is Granny, what befell her?
Does she know it took full thirty
Men to chain my wolfish wrath?
Ten to hunt me, ten to hurt me,
Ten to drag me down the path?
Cowards: as they fear to kill me
So they fear to let me die.
Now they send me bread to fill me.
I'd rather starve. But I'm still sly.
The chains have loosened from my feet.
This time, they have sent me meat.
Amanda C. Davis enjoys the occasional basket of sweets. Learn more about her and her work at http://www.amandacdavis.com.