Buckshot Dot (Dee Strickland Johnson)

Buckshot Dot

Editor’s note: Buckshot Dot wrote the following in celebration of her second COVID shot — and her first meal out in who knows how long.

Whatever became of parsley?

O, what a treat — when we’d go out to eat,

although, it was ever so rare,

to be off the hook and not have to cook,

I’d “eat-out” at most anywhere!

To be “waited on,” til the food was all gone

was living in sheer luxury —

without jumping up to refill a cup

or set salad, or ketchup, or pie on.

Sure to be seen was that wee sprig of green

that added such charm to the plate.

You saved it ‘til last – that small touch of class

whose attributes I did appreciate.

It cleansed the palate; it freshened the breath.

A most helpful garnish indeed!

And oh, by the way, supplied vitamin K –

beneficial to those prone to nosebleed.

That wee bit of green is no more to be seen

(food portions may seem somewhat sparsely).

The food may be good – (let us hope that it would),

— but whatever became of parsley?

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