Sam brought the Tex-Mex chili they adore
(It won him second prize down at the church);
And Sarah baked her lemon pie (before,
It left the competition in the lurch);
Mae’s lurid tank of Jello, sickly green
With shredded carrots there providing crunch,
Through bioluminescence glows obscene;
Leftover, with limp nachos from the lunch,
Lou’s peanut-butter cookies join the lot;
All that, plus Mary’s most-indifferent slaw,
Is stirred together all within one pot
To feed the gaping, great, collective maw:
But no one wants to eat it, and they say
That most democracies conclude this way
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