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A drama, fit for Halloween.
Cast : Hungry flu-struck student. Scene:
October 31st, dim light,
His room, a presence late at night . . .

He opens up a tomb of tin,
Revealing sardines packed within,
Then – most unwise, it must be said –
Consumes them, sitting up in bed.

Ah! Nemesis! Unseemly oaths!
One gets away beneath the clothes
And after frantic hide-and-seek
There still remains its haunting reek!

Curtain! We leave him forced to host
A faint elusive oily ghost
Till he can exit to enlist
The laundrette’s aid as exorcist.