January 2, 2019

If wishes were dishes I have service for eight
with egg cups, finger bowls, each kind of plate
and a plethora of items, yes for soup to nuts
If intentions were flatware, each course’d be fresh-set
marrow spoons to butter knives, it’s a safe bet.

[_ga- a take-off of the old Scottish nursery rhyme
“If fishes were dishes…”, 02jan19]

In other words_