BURPING IS A COMPLIMENT TO THE BREWER

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I know I do it

much more than I should

It’s crude & rude

in most polite circles;

you might wake the baby.

 

It’s not a frat house where

who belches the loudest

belches the best.

 

The intense evil eye 

from old church ladies

still sears through the cakes

of makeup on their faces.

 

I feel no remorse.

It’s been said that

burping is a compliment

to the brewer.  

 

Truly, the highest praise

you can offer.

 

In some circles,

it’s viewed as an insult

if you don’t.  

 

Those are the circles

I like to inhabit.      

 

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