’Twas Six Nights Before Christmas (a True Story in Verse)

’Twas a mob scene at the Ziegfeld, a limited-engagement show.

Sold-out Dreamgirls playing; a ticketless intern couldn’t go.

But just as she heard this sad news from cashier,
Who but Star Jones at her side should appear!

A ticket you say?” Star had just the thing.
(Though she checked first with her Al, gave him a quick ring.)

So instead of Al Reynolds, ‘twas a New York intern with Jones!
Just two people between them, in the coveted third row.

And as the lights went down and the curtain came up,
That puckish Jones Reynolds gave our intern thumbs-up!

Wren Abbott