the sickness nearly passed
lipstick and a pretty dress
time to rejoin the party

delicacies spread wide
so much to taste
and nothing but time

a bite of this n’ that, they’re fine
nibble one of those and wrinkles her nose
then a chip while surveying

all laid out like a buffet
nibbles another enjoying the display
she plans to sample it all

but her hand grabs a chip
a chip, a chip, a chip
retreats to the corner
with the whole damn bowl