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THIS CAFE CUISINE

THIS CAFE CUISINE

(My portion of leftover shepherd’s pie)

He took a tentative taste,

Neither in temerity or haste…

He needed to see

If it was spicy,

Or simple-made and chaste.

He thoughtfully chewed the corn

From a can although still warm…

Potato was there

And meat–he declared–

It useful on a cold night’s storm.

Was it the best he’d had,

No, but not too bad…

Compared to the worst

He’d eat this first,

And be full enough to be glad!

–Jonathan Caswell

I WANTED SHEPHERDS PIE

I WANTED SHEPHERDS PIE

Allowed myself a hunch,

Shepherds pie for lunch…

But it wasn’t there

So what did I care,

I can eat lasagna in a crunch!

But in the evening, the kitchen guy,

Had saved us some shepherds pie…

Enough for two,

This supper will do

As good fortune on the fly!

–Jonathan Caswell