pickles

pickles

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when not failing
to come to flimsy
terms with everything
going on around here
in this sweeping
nation of someone’s
I haltingly field
complaints that attend
to the business
I am in
for example an accomplished
eater’s unsolicited criticism
I don’t know how
to eat this dish
I don’t get the concept
so here I go
once more with delicacy
you have before you
not a concept but a plate
it has shrimp that
have heads on and squid
it is a stir-fry pick
some of it up
with a fork and
bring it to your mouth
with fingers grasp shrimp
by the little head
and suck brains out
if you do not
like it that is all
that needs to be said
but if something
to eat does
not work for you
as a concept
you will likely go
hungry here there
and everywhere