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Day 2 – Someone Else’s Madness

Everyone’s welcome at this table,
everyone’s chair shoved in close from behind-
love to see ya,
come be one of us.

But grace takes too long
and only one gets a turn
and dinner can’t start
until he’s through

and we’re starving.

Now the platters have arrived-
as we lift off the covers,
some of us are digging right in.

But some of us are glancing ’round
for somebody to notice
it’s all rotten, all spoiled,
all wrong.

We can’t leave the table
and we can’t look away
as our friends smile
and eat ’til they’re full

and we’re starving.

This table was set for us all
but we’ll be dead
before we eat someone else’s

The others will follow behind.


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