My first exposure to Edgar Allan Poe was through his short story~
The Tell-Tale Heart. Though in middle school, I was hooked.
He created beautiful dark places I seem to be best suited for.
So it is fitting, on this 204th marker of our most distinguished
writer's birth, I place with a toast of thanks and adulation~
cognac and three roses
"Edgar, I haven't forgotten you."
~note inscribed & left by
The original Poe Toaster