I'm trying to make my life an allegory
But not a naive one
A far-out-star-gazing-bright-eyed gloriously gory story.
'' I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations''
That's a direct J.R.R. Tolkien quotation.
My head nods with the fervor of agreement
'' and always have done so, since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.''
Is the end of that previous quote and though I cant deny
The most glaringly obvious allegory in my life starts with M
And ends with E.