by Gerard J. Surprenant

I knew you were near me last night.
I could tell you had more than a bite.
The evidence, so clear,
Was stuck in my ear,
And the crumbs on the floor were a sight.

You munched and you chewed through my dreams,
From chocolate chips to pralines.
The stuff that was eaten,
Some salted, some sweetened,
Carried snacking at night to extremes.

When told of my feelings, through mumbles,
Of sleeping with crackers in jumbles,
The lady did say it,
She even did bray it.
"T'is the way the ole cookie crumbles."

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