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At a dinner so late,
Felt like weights on my eyes,
I scarfed down a sandwich
And crispy hot fries.

Along with fresh coffee,
It helped me revive,
For fries are a mainstay
That keep me alive.

But next to my sandwich
And cole slaw, my plate
Held a treat, which was clearly
The best thing I ate:

A fat slice of pickle,
Just bursting with crunch,
The perfect companion
To dinner or lunch.

It added allure
And the greatest part yet
Is this pickle was SOUR – 
The most you can get.

They’re almost extinct
So I sure was surprised
To bite into a taste
That New Yorkers once prized.

I pondered the source
Of its barrel of brine,
But wherever it came from,
I’m thrilled it was mine!

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 2:40:00 PM
    Burrrp. Oh excuse me. That pickle, like beer. Makes me so gassy, yeah, that wasn't my ear. :)

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 6:30:00 AM
    YUMMYYYYY!!!! We love sour pickles in this part of the world, my dear. I'm so glad you had a lovely treat! :) Hugs to you!!!!! LOVELY WRITE!