by Arden Davidson (C)1998

Chessie really loves to cook.
She does it all the time.
She makes dishes like squid sandwiches
and mustard soup with lime.

She loves her food inventions,
eats them all throughout the year.
Sometimes she has her friends over
to share in her good cheer.

"Durbin is coming by today,
so I made a special treat.
It's called Pasta a la Chessie
with a side of lizard's feet."

"Durbin finds my cooking grand;
each dish so strange and new.
Sometimes he gobbles it down so fast
that I don't even see him chew."