Lo, Kroger hath conquered the feasting plain,
As Sushi King, its reign doth bloom and sprout.
Shoppers in millions, no caution to wane,
Seventy winters passed, sake pours out.

In Ozark's heart, a Walmart town doth rest,
Bentonville, with art and victuals fine.
Like heaven's brew in a humble jest,
An unexpected, cool and divine.

Macau, the gambler's church, hath won once more,
Where'n Vegas wept and wept in lowly squalor.
MGM, Sands, Wynn did fortune restore,
In pandemic's wake, their hue grew pallor.

by Brother Arnulfus

a centaur