(My library group came up with all of these prompts:) delicious, horse, croissants, eviction, pardon
POOR HOUSE BOUND
They decided to end it all—
This penny-pinching was no good
and so they headed for the mall
to see what their pocket money could
buy. Searching cheap yet delicious,
they hoped horse would be nutritious.
Two croissants finished the menu.
Their front stoop being their venue,
the landlord found them sitting there
looking quite satisfied, of course,
after they spent the rent on horse.
With the eviction delivered,
the old woman shivered
while her man gave a booming belch,
which he was unable to squelch,
saying “Pardon,” but his sly grin
grew and then got away from him.