Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Farewell then Bennigans...

Farewell then
Bennigans -
Bringer of
faux-Irish
to American
Suburbia,

Amazingly,
you wrung
huge margins
from the cheese-slathered skin
of
the humble
potato.

You were
the first
of your kind
to arrive,
and now,
the first
to depart.

Your green-roofed
carcasses
will litter
dead retail
centers for
years to
come.

Oh yeah, and
my first flame
was once
a server
for you...
and even way back then,
thought (rather articulately)
that "you
sucked!".

(With usual apologies to EJ Thribb and Private Eye)

5 comments:

etc said...

How about a parody of "I think I'm turning Japanese", re US not so sub rosa bailout policy.

"Cassandra" said...

yes the sweepings under the carpet are making it look lumpy.

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Cash Mundy said...

An excellent theme for a modern Japanese poem. I particularly like the "green-roofed carcasses". Many similar American genuine simulated faux imitation food chains also have signature roofs, suitable for immortalizing.

You pull the trigger! I die in the middle of a word.

Dave D'Rave said...

My first love worked at Roy Rogers. We used to kid her about the "Trigger-Burgers".


She really looked strange in that cowgirl costume. . .