High Note

by David McCann

“So C me,” he’d call to Judge Moon
As he tried once again to tune
His Greene Stradivarius,
A truly hilarious
Knock-off by Bobby Muldoon.

It wasn’t the wood that was bad,
But the strings?  At least he felt glad
They ran all the way
From — What did he say? —
The bridge of his nose to EGad.