Poetry of Kansas

The Summer Appetite

There is nothing on earth that is half so capricious
      As the old summer time appetite;
One day a man's stomach will act quite seditious
      If he dares to take only a bite.
And the next day his food he so eagerly seizes
      He cannot stop eating at all;
If shut in a house that was made of brick cheeses
      He would eat a hole right through the wall.

Verdigris Valley Verse
Albert Stroud
(Coffeyville, Kansas: The Journal Press. 1917)
Page 48

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