In response to Keith A. Dodson’s poem (Times, Jan. 24):
They’ve mooched off the State for twenty-one years,
Never paid rental fees or water bills.
Cal State’s been generous, allowing gardeners to grow
Veggies and flowers to lessen the load.
Alas, but alack, the hour’s at hand
To march to the drummer of Progress’s band.
As state budgets shrink, and Wilson says, “No!”
Alack, but alas, the garden must go!
JO ANNE CHARMACK
The writer’s husband, Scott Charmack, is associate vice president of physical planning at Cal State Long Beach.