In a dash to keep up and reflect the hectic pace of today’s events unfolding, many writers turn their pens to swift forms, ie poetry, cartoons and other graphic arts. In 2020, while initially planning to re-write a novel taken from mothballs, instead ike get’s run over by muses rushing in from elsewhere and elsetime. What flows is page after page of narrative poetry, pegged down into small volumes, capturing the youthful underpinnings of a traditional retrospective, and topped off with the playfulness of a mischievous grandmother. The first volume, Whistler of Petty Crimes, is due out in print and e-book forms in early 2023, and as an audio-book a few months later. Below is a nutrient-rich, calorie-free poetic bite to wet readers’ appetites.