There once was a beef BETWEEN

I was SMITTEN, stunted kitten,
mewling WHY NOT ME?

I had fallen and forgotten I was BORN
WITH TEETH, arrived reaching

with mouth OPEN, howling
let me see, let me see, let me see.


“Even if it’s not your ideal life, you can always choose it. No matter what your life is, choosing it changes everything.” Andre Agassi. Open.

Photo Prompt: satisfaction

Eat It

I envy the girls at Panera

in their school uniforms.

They order with the conviction

of saints venerated at their school.

“I’ll have that and that, but not that,” proclaims one.

Never that,” says another.

Their world is divided into subjects

they can choose not to take.


I stir cream and sugar

into the blackness of my cup.

I know that life is indivisible

and I must eat it all.



Word Prompt: uniform