08 December 2010


A glass of schnapps and a dozen
fresh oysters seems an awful excess
for a lunch I am not supposed
to be having – but the first three
tasted put paid to any pretence
about counting my way out
of an impasse I may have
only imagined

When left with largesse of
a gift of such magnificence
what did you expect? I will say
with due deference the whole
grain mustard gave pretensions
of respectability
© 29 July 2010, I. D. Carswell