they all go nuts
running and dancing in aisles
hands raised with shouts of:
the great show of enthusiasm
lasts right up until the restaurants
start to close for the night
then this holy horde will dine in
with their most unholy children
and order salads, soups, steaks and
more bread! always more bread!
with swollen stomachs and satisfied spirits
they will raise their hands to shout:
THE CHECK! THE CHECK! THE CHECK!