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The Sweet Smell of Solitude

When I’m inclined to be alone,
Completely solo, on my own,
Sans wife or colleague, friend or boss,
I eat sardines with mustard sauce.

I pop the can; its thick perfume
In nanoseconds clears the room.
It renders many ill and cross
To smell sardines with mustard sauce!

Though others may retreat in haste,
I’m happy I’ve acquired the taste.
If you can’t take it, hey — your loss!
I like sardines with mustard sauce!

 sardines

 

3 Comments

  1. Carla wrote:

    My mom made egg salad. Same result.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink
  2. A very healthy snack, full of omega 3s if I’ve read right. Think I’ll open a can myself — thanks!

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Permalink
  3. Lynne wrote:

    Me too!

    Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

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