mince pie

The Christmas Gathering

Since Vince disappeared,
her friends all feared
how Hope might cope
but she did not mope
for long.

No longer listless by Christmas,
she practised her proclivity for festivity
and held a bash with the cash
she got from the insurance.

Thanks to her labours for the neighbours,
the do was a coup,
the mulled wine divine,
and the deep-filled Vince pies
were a total surprise.