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“Where there's a sibling / There's quibbling.”
“Stews, like most people, improve with age.”
“We toast Thanksgiving Day! / O Day of Cheer! / When first the bird is stuffed, / And, later, we're!”
“A trout, sauteed, with almonds on it / Is proper subject for a sonnet; / My praise is loud for sole — and louder / For bouillabaisse or Boston chowder; / And tender is the mood evoked / In me by salmon, fresh or smoked. / Indeed I offer warm reception / To all seafood, with one exception: / My cold disdain will never thaw / For oysters on the half-shell — raw.”
“Our coffee table does its part. / Staunchly it holds objets d'art, / Flowers, books, a dish of toffee, / And, sometimes, although rarely, / Coffee.”
“When girls / Get curvier, / And boys — / Obsurvier!”
“I can't quite summon up the nerve / To bare my pale, imperfect torso, / Till all around me I observe / Shapes like mine — or even more so!”