Blame it on Gloria

Gloria’s pie may have caused the riot that destroyed the Bluebird Diner last fall;
her very tasty pies were furious
bursts of flavour, never still on the tongue.
That bone-bleak day in October she made
not a single pie, “I’m too blue to bake,”
she said, “instead I’m going to the sea
with my one true love, travelling by barge
down the river.” The couple later claimed
not to have seen the diner fire’s smoke.