Sparkles is still taped to the printed copy of this. And yes, I really did boil Sparkles in water.
Half-score less four years ago (2005, for normal people), a friend of mine (and crush at the time) found a penny on a field trip to Disney, and made a point to say "Hey look, I found a penny" every opportunity she could. This got a bit annoying, so naturally I attempted to belittle her great fortune using my literary wit. Thus began the great Penny Poem War. To this day, I do not have my original piece, nor any of her replies (though I assure you, mine were totally better), but I do have two pieces of my own with which I can reminisce. As per the request of
ages ago, I have finally gotten around to typing them up so that you may bask in the awesomeness that is my poetry. You're welcome.