Early television icons are dying:
Clarabell the Clown,
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet,
I was in love with Judy Tyler,
Princess Summerfall Winterspring.
She died horribly in a car accident.
I later learned she was a young woman
of bad behavior
and was compulsively promiscuous.
They replaced her with a puppet.
-- Michael Wurster
Michael Wurster lives on the South Side with his two Siamese cats, Clea and Hawthorne. He teaches at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Tuesday night at 7 on independent radio, WYEP 91.3 FM.