The Gumshoe Reader

He reads mysteries mostly;
They help sharpen his mind.
He doesn’t recall names
But clues he often finds.

There is this lead and that
And he considers them all
Before making a decision
Wherever the pages fall.

Some accumulate facts
Of classics Greek and Roman
And posture superior knowledge
Even of Norse Thor and Odin.

But he scours the pulp fiction tracks;
He’s one sticky gumshoe —
Hopefully solving the crime,
Before the mystery is through.

So, mam, just give him the facts.
He’s a wannabe detective of paperbacks.

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