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Ring Bologna and Beer by Jim Reese
published in Volume 6, Issue 1 on March 1st, 1999

I told her
It was
Three hundred
For a round trip
And I was broke,
But could sell
Something.

Made up four
Good stories
To tell her mother
So she'd give her
The cash.
Even told her
I'd make dinner
For both of 'em
And bring a box
Of wine.

She mentioned
Spaghetti,
But it's done
Too much
And I spill it
On down the front
Too often.

Maybe some
German Ring Bologna.
Boil it up
In some beer
And throw in
Some
Onions and kraut.

It makes for
A hell of a good
Kielbasa.
We'll get really full
And drunk
And she'll forget
All about
The three hundred.

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