CRUCIVERBALIST / kru ci ver ba list
(A compiler or solver of crossword puzzles)
A crossword puzzle can be such fun
And quite addictive ‘til it’s done.
I wrack my brain over illusionary clues
I search the dictionary and guess and muse.
Sometimes, I am sure, the word does not exist
That is needed to fit the space upon the list.
I’ve tried these for years and surely, I vow,
My head should be bursting with answers by now.
Then I struggle again to work still another
And try to remember that “something or other.”
I forget all the answers to clues they did just give
Oh! Alas and alack, my brain is but a seive.
©May Baker Winkel