“Once upon a time” the story starts
then takes us on the journey of its plot
engaging, at the best, both minds and hearts,
discerning what is true from what is not.
Because the tale’s a mystery, we must
keep all our wits about us as we read,
while wondering if we can always trust
the narrator or clues that might mislead.
A sudden turn of fresh events may throw
us off the track, beginning a new course
of episodes, adding another foe,
yet all the while we close in on the source
of all the mayhem, ever held in thrall
until Sherlock at last discloses all.