What a wonderful chiasmatic ending. Though the last line says "...was once and Asp-" and I think you meant "...was once an Asp-". At least, I think that makes more sense. And seventy-five should have a hyphen in between, right?
Anyway, great on you for being able to produce such concise lines! A well-deserved DLD.
Thanks - nice to get a flat out honest comment. It wasn't actually going to circle, until my wife informed me that you can't just refer to an aspen as an asp, because that's a snake... so I made a circle instead.