Doctor Who Conundrum.


She pounced in my direction

and in a loud commanding,

masterful voice that betrayed in its heart

a sense of innocence and wanting

desperately to please

She proclaimed,

“Oh Ian,

you were right, I have just finished

watching the first episode of Doctor Who;

isn’t it just so fabulous?”

Cheered by this revelation

I asked her if she enjoyed William Hartnell’s performance.

Clearly confused, her face screwed up,

contorted and thoughtful in her puzzlement,

she replied after much deliberation,

“Was he one of the monsters?”

Understanding the issue,

I could only answer back,

“Yes, I suppose he was really…”


Ian D. Hall 2016