order’s up…


pop-tarts & jelly beans
on a homemade buffet-
line. grabbed a paper
plate & a handful of
jelly-belly tropical mix
then ate my meal.

polishing off a small snack
more appetizer than entree
barely even bothers the
pre-teen anorexics. i gotta
take the blame; shoulda made
more. i ain’t close
to full.

too hungry to quit, i punished
a bowl of apple jacks for insurance
against having to find more food
later. nothing artificial so far;
i’m enjoyin’ this sugar-
rush immensely.

the last sour patch kids
sit waiting for death by
digestion. they don’t
know when hunger pangs
return, waiting’ll end.
after all, when hungry,
you gotta eat.


It ain’t quite heaven & my eyes are open to whatever is left of the day. You never know; the answer could be just a few minutes away bonded to circular invitations to a hot shower and a clean start on the evening’s activities, whatever the fuck that means. Casablanca on Blu-Ray again? Perhaps, after another long hot shower and perhaps more poetry. (Side note; you know Rick doesn’t go with Ilsa. Victor gets to do that.)

3 Responses to “order’s up…”

  1. belladonna23 Says:

    well, that was certainly interesting. I wonder, “meal of sweets” is something like a luxury, or a pleasure of palate. One of the seven deadly sins is Gluttony, but what is gluttony? Can it only elude to the over indulgence of food, or the over indulgence of pleasure?

    • Actually (and sorry for ruining the surprise with an explanation) but the “meal of sweets” symbolizes everything negative about the act of eating. It’s only benefit is ease of preparation when you are too drunk to cook, in the parlance of our times. I liked that you made the connection with gluttony, but instead of eating too much without being hungry, think of it more as the sin of pride; i.e. too proud to ask for help so I’m eating jelly beans & pop-tarts out of necessity & not desire. Does that make sense?


  2. so true and love the way you see daily life,
    beautiful, colorful, and enjoyable..

    how are you?

    let me know after you are done:

    #1: return favor to poets who are here,
    #2: commented for 18 poets NEW to you,

    Happy Saturday!
    Thanks form the contribution!

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