Who is Tess? What is she

That you should thus attend her?

Sardonic, caustic, blunt is she:

And therapy’s failed to mend her,

But you may intrigued be

Hailing from NJ is she

A boomer; fully croned, now:

in Theatre Arts her two degrees,

With varied skills well-honed, now,

And, being honed whets wittily

Then to Tess heedfulness bring,

That Tess proffers her off’ring;

Let Aoide and her sisters sing

Upon the blank page thirsting;

To her, and to her toiling.