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The Lobster

A lobster on its deathbed: Soon now I will be dead; heed, then, these words I give to you on how to live: Be simple, modest, fair; avoid anything that smells of air. Stay clear of tempting bait, scrutinize first and wait. Reach out to others, your sisters and your brothers. Eat simple ocean foods – free of toxins causing cranky moods. Having less and self-denial will, I grant, prove trialsome but nothing compares to wisdom to ensure survival. I’ve led an honest, upright life, never stole another’s wife, lived by my own sound advice avoiding crime and vice; as a consequence, I never got to know the dreaded lobster pot, which, sad to say, as many have and failed their lives to save. Lastly, friends, if death must come, pray it be with family at home, and let it be with courage, not in a ship’s cold storage. He closed his eyes and breathed no more. And so they wreathed his brow with anemone and kelp, sad but grateful for his help. Then, when his body had decayed, eagerly, and not at all dismayed, they ate him, not as strangers, but as true and grateful scavengers. And they feasted on him heartily they did so quietly, and praised with every bite his wisdom true to lobster diet and custom.

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Date: 5/6/2021 12:25:00 PM
Hello Maurice, I have not had a lobster in a very long time. I find it hard to break the shell. Yet I would do my best and ejoy the feast. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/9/2021 11:06:00 AM
Hello Maurice, i also enjoy lobster. It has been awhile since I have had one. One day I will treat myself to one. Oh yes their flesh is delicious. Your welcome. Enjoy your day. Darlene
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Maurice Rigoler
Date: 5/8/2021 11:45:00 PM
I love lobster and treat myself to one every summer. They're not the prettiest sea creature to look at but their flesh is delicious. Thanks for stopping by. / Maurice