Sauce 'Em

If the pumpkin pie is stringy;
if the rolls are rocks;
if the mash potatoes are runny;
if the turkey is tough;

if the meal is about to go badly…

children, underfoot and surly,
men, unhelpful as unhelpful as well—
always;

then the wise cook prays in thanks that she has whiskey,
that she has it in a'plenty.