. In present, past and future, My parrot’s quite a moocher. She’ll eat whatever suits her __No matter whose it is. If what you’re eating tempts her, There’s nothing that preempts her From thinking that it’s meant for __Her own aperitif. Or if her fellow parrot Is munching on a carrot, She has no qualm to ferret __Away into her dish. My parrot’s quite the cutie--- Considers it her duty To confiscate as booty __Whatever is her wish. . . Raymond Gallucci is a retired Professional Engineer who has been writing poetry since 1990.