By Bobbie Dumas Panek
Central New York Branch
Nancy Dafoe —
you rock and roll.
Thank you for all of your time
generally, my poems don’t rhyme.
You are gracious and kind
your creativity — sublime.
You have done so much for our branch
my favorite dressing is Ranch (sorry you know me, gotta be weird).
Seriously, we all adore you, are fortunate to know you
impressed with your poetry, essays, fables and books
even your looks—can’t believe you aren’t silver like some of us.
Encourager, entrepreneur, energetic and fun
your two years are up and now that they’re done
stay close to us, lady, continue to be
such a cool friend and Pen Woman, how lucky are we.