An Afternoon with Jane
 Oh, to eat chocolate cake
  While wearing a white linen dress
 Sitting in the room where 
 She wrote about life.
 Sipping tea 
 Listening to clocks chiming 
 A ghostly tune.
 Oh, to believe for a moment
 That Jane Austen wants 
 To hear about the latest
 Cinematic versions of her 
 200 year-old books.
 Giggling about why Darcy is everyone’s
 Favorite character.
 Oh, to touch the quill 
 She held in her hand 
 As her mind turned to
 Carriages and balls, 
 Love and loss
 And happy endings that 
 She never had.