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The Reunion that Wasn't

Anne Dalke's picture

It was an icy night.

Anne had a fright.

Her friends stayed home.

She was alone.

She began to drink.

There were other drinks, for other drinkers.

But none were there.

They'd had a scare.

There were cherries and cheese.

She thought--oh, jeez!

These really do please.

Next was the soup: carrots and cream.

It was a dream.

Cornbread with bacon and cheese.

(Also to please.)

And oregano chicken--

all for the pickin'.

Peppers with salad--

'Twas like a ballad.

And then to close--

Get on your toes!--

It's gingerbread with lemon sauce.

What a loss, what a loss...