Good Food Gone to Waste


You always serve me good food with your bad news,

and my mouth hangs open:

Food unchewed, Fork splayed to the side,

Cold prongs missing the plate,

Undigested thoughts like frozen peas

in a hot stew.


At least wait ‘til I’m done eating,

‘til the sweet savor of fresh herbs

has had a chance to dissolve on my tongue

in wordless wonder.


Digesting it together would have been better.


January 10, 2016




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