The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts


POTW #809
(Week of 12 August, 2012)

This happens in life in so many different ways.

Blank Brunch

Coffee steamy inky velvet
Yet it tastes like tea
Cheddar omelet looks like Elvis
On the tongue it's Yanni

Rippled crispy bacon strips
Brown and gold and toasty
Once they venture past the lips
Drowning, old and ghostly
Evoking cardboard mostly

A salad side of ripe tomatoes
Timid and ashamed
An ample heap of matchstick potatoes
Appropriately named

A model of the perfect meal
Performed in wax and sand
Tangible and yet unreal
A silent marching band
Even the water somehow bland

Now and then the packaging is tempting
But when the box is opened up it's empty

Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman

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