When for ten years we used to cater
Weddings, funerals and such,
The compliments came early and later–
Dinner invitations, not so much.
Now I work as restaurant reviewer
In the paper and online,
And invitations are even fewer,
The home cooking I get is mine.
If you think (and wrongly so)
That we would come and judge your food,
All that we can say is, “No…
A welcome makes it all taste good.”
So, please, my friends, you are quite free
To avoid having us for dinner.
Don’t tell me that; just don’t invite me.
So may our friendship not get thinner.