by Muriel Spark
Do you want to know why I am alive today?
I will tell you.
Early on, during the food shortage,
Some of us were miraculously presented
Each with a goose that laid a golden egg.
Myself, I killed the cackling thing and I ate it.
Alas, many and many of the other recipients
Died of gold-dust poisoning."
I think it's saying that blessings aren't always where you think they are. Sometimes you have to get creative to find them.
I also find it amusing that the people died of gold-dust poisoning. Is that bad?