Ode to an Ethical New Year


Ode to an Ethical New Year
Should rules of conduct be forgot
And never brought to mind.
Consider this -  it means a lot
To stay out of a bind.
For now is sleigh bell time, of course
So eat and drink a ‘plenty
But gifts from any outside source.
Cannot exceed a twenty.
A gift exchange between good pals
Who happen to be Feds.
Comports with ethics principles
And won’t turn any heads.
To gift a boss you think is swell
Some chocolates, or a pen.
Is nice to do, but I retell
The maximum is ten.