For Laurn, draft no. 3
Friend since high – nay, middle--nay, elementary days
Who’s near at heart though miles away
Lover of cats, crafts, and secret potions.
Eloquent, sharp, a wee bit coven.
The woman you’d want on the scene,
If you'd caught salmonella or COVID-19.
Laurn Mank has stood the test--
Wishing her peace, and joy, and all that’s best.