in which the lion still asked for bravery
and the tin man was still in need of a heart
but the wicked witch in disguise
turned the scarecrow into dust
and granted them both with more brains
that were sure to ruin their lives.
once the wizard was freed
and the munchkin court ordered her gone
in this version of the story
it would be too late -
the damage would be already done.
a sad ending was reserved
for animal and machine
(metal and flesh?, blood and gears?)
but they were yet to find that out.
the tin man would never know
to just love and be loved in return
and the lion would never trust
the instict of greatness that enveloped his soul
for they both had known a rational mind
for they both thought too much now.
and lyman frank baum.)
also, dorothty cried.