When Sodom and Gomorrah were reproved with brimstone tact,
Lot and his whole fam’ly were allowed to flee intact.
But on their way to safety in the green hills far away,
There was a fam’ly member who did let her eyesight stray.
We do not know the name of Lot’s recanting better half;
We only know by looking back she made an awful gaffe.
Having lost her savor of the wisdom of their flight
She turned into pure sodium, a pillar of dull white.
Second thoughts are okay till you’ve signed the dotted line,
But then you’d better follow through or you might turn to brine!