DINNER PARTNER

MARTHA BANNING THOMAS September 15 1953

DINNER PARTNER

MARTHA BANNING THOMAS September 15 1953

DINNER PARTNER

Are your words too precious to waste

On the neighboring air?

Have you no gems for our taste, No jewels to spare?

Definite, tangible, here In this candle-lit room,

What do you wish to appear, Merely a tomb

For Brains? You've visibly dined On viands before you;

Are you a man ... or a Mind? Or ... is it ... I bore you?

MARTHA BANNING THOMAS