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Running out of Leftovers

“Vive la bagatelle!”–Jonathan Swift’s favorite maxim (according to Dr. Johnson)


A look shows my fridge short on charity--

a lot was spent feeding fair weather friends.

The milk of human kindness gets consumed, you see,

in lashing out on brunch and things to make amends.

I’m lacking faith and hope. They don’t come free!

Some stuff’s left over from last night’s dinner,

but whether you’d like those scraps of fate depends

on if you’re hungry, or, wanting to be thinner,

will make believe you’re leaving them for me.


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