lucifer went to visit God one night
they both sat side by side on lawn chairs
with a white plastic table between them
and God asked
"Do you want anything to drink?"
and lucifer was sure that his old employer
was too wussy to poison him
and so he said "sure"
God snapped his fingers and
there was a glass of lemonade on the table
and lucider suddenly remembered
he himself was incapable of creating
even the merest speck of dust

and so it was with a bitter heart that he drank
he said later it tasted