aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Old Acquaintance

"My dear!" with incredulity
She gasps. "It can't remotely be
Some twenty years since we have met,
You look so chic and youthful yet!"
And I with awesome voice proclaim
How she's the one who looks the same.
And as we talk of old adventures,
We both are lying through our dentures.

-- Jean Carpenter Mergard

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