An upstart Washington socialite sought
advice from one whose reputation brought
a guarantee of unqualified success.
For drinks, she advised with emphatic stress
no alcohol – since over-imbibers
would need to get home by sober drivers.
And why marr an opening party with scandal
or, worse, a front page headline, after all.
Besides, spare yourself the cost. And, if
I know your guests, they’ll already be “stiff”!
Quench their thirst with juice, punch, or water,
these will do fine. As for food, select a caterer
expert in finger foods, crudities, and dips,
with a good selection of crackers and chips,
fine cheeses, olives, black, green and cured,
and other condiments easily procured.
For those with an addicted sweet tooth, go light:
strawberries au chocolat, dark and white.
And, of course, nuts...oh yes...lots of nuts –
a party like yours can never have enough.
No worry there, said the anxious socialite,
both houses of Congress are coming tonight.
Copyright © Maurice Rigoler | Year Posted 2020
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