Please cite all poem references: “Excerpt from ‘Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain’ by Barbara Vance.” Thank you!

Mrs. Possum

Dear Mrs. Possum,
Don’t you look fine
Wearing your pearls
(Wish they were mine).

But, oh, Mrs. Possum,
They leave you a wreck,
For you don’t sleep a wink,
Lest they slip off your neck.

Excerpt from the poetry collection “Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain”

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