The gnomes

Re: “Gnomes, if you can find them, don’t ask for much,” by George Martell, Voice of the Public, Jan. 5:

A home is simply not a home

Unless in the front yard is a gnome.

If gnomes are in short supply

I really cannot say why.

The gnomes’ wellbeing you should care

Give them a thick mask to wear.

When missing be not alarmed.

The gnomes have come to no harm

They like new places to see.

A curious creature is he.

Fear not for they will come home.

Lucky are those who own a gnome.

Louise C. Neal