night

night

news

saving daylight
gets futile as
the days get
darker what little
light is left
we shine faintly
doing what we do
still the road
to hell can get
lit up with good
intentions a steak
comes back cold
too little salt
on a persimmon
things falling from
time to time just shy
of delicious a plate
of crudo one edible
flower petal short
of instagrammability
a dumpling failing
to be a revelation
sometimes there are
these missteps
but at least there is food
on the table
in a dim american spring