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Spending Thanksgiving Day Alone, a poem by George Fish

Spending Thanksgiving Day Alone
by George Fish

Yeah, well,
that’s a real turkey!
far more wobble than gobble!

And when
Thanksgiving Day dinner
is a sandwich
made festive for the holiday
with four slices of bologna
garnished with a whole
two slices of
Muenster cheese
and a good dollop of
horseradish mustard—
well, that’s clearly a turkey
that ain’t a turkey!

Yeah, you who’ve been there
know exactly what I mean.

Bio: George Fish is an Indiana freelance journalist and poet whose work has appeared in several national and regional publications and websites, especially those of left and alternative publications. He has been described as "knowledgeable in an unusual variety of fields." In addition to short stories and poems, Fish has also published extensively on economics and politics; popular music, especially blues; and humor. He also does Lenny Bruce/George Carlin-inspired stand-up comedy.