Poetry Thursday: Helliday pudding


Start with a week
or two
(or four
if you're really hungry).

Squeeze gently
until each day feels
a little shorter to the touch,
and looks
a little darker to the eye.

Add a pinch too much sugar
or salt
or rum
as desired.

Mix thoroughly
until your arm tires
and the concoction
forms stiff peaks.

Enjoy immediately.

(Note: This will look better
than it tastes.)


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