My father said to me one day
“You must never lie or fib.”
And from that day on and on
Lies never tell I did!
One day he asked me “What of dinner?”
(it was rice and curried goat)
I swallowed once, prepared my answer
confidently cleared throat:
“It’s the worst thing I’ve tried
In my eleven years alive.
It tastes like rubber stewed in hummus,
it tastes like regurgitated stomach.
It smells like Grandma’s eggplant truffles,
the ones that killed Mr. Muffles!
It sounds like my feet in mud
sticky, slurping full of sludge.
It feels like brains, the dumber kind,
it should be arrested, charged a fine.
It’s so disgusto gross it hurts!
That being said: what’s for dessert?