It's a universal truth
That when the writer's muse is hiding
The primary topic she writes about
If the author is feeling tired,
Her characters fall asleep.
If she's been thwarted in love,
The hero is chained in a keep.
But if she is dieting
What miserable tragedies then
Will be unfurled in the fictional world
By the tip of her omnipotent pen.
~ Christine Hardy