When the men decided to have homemade pasta and sauce for dinner, Cage, having noticed some mushrooms growing on a neighbor's lawn, proceeded to knock upon their door.
"Do you have any use for those mushrooms?" he asked.
"May I pick them?"
"Be my guest."
Whereupon Cage gathered up a mighty load of mushrooms and, despite Creeley's speculation about the neighborhood dogs, they were duly cooked and consumed.
[The neighbors were up all night waiting for the inevitable poisoning, Creeley later recalled, but the mushrooms proved edible, the men lived, and the show went on.]