(Remem'bring, too, its roots, that word's, in stuff
Dog-like and pure and poor and largely free
Of selfishness). Sure, there's reason enough
To think the worst of projects folks put forth,
But then sometimes such thoughts turn inside-out.
Ms. Ballantine reached out in all her warmth,
A chorus rose, first murmurs, now a shout:
"Together we are mighty!" Sonic Boom
And Tee need love, but tangible support
Will help more than your words as vast costs loom,
And they two face a future one Mom short.
Six thousand bucks and change already fills
That coffer, and I trade my sneers for chills.