dispersing & reflecting light through poetry

NaPoWriMo Day 16

Day 16 [10:30-11:27 pm]
For today’s prompt, write a poem about (or at) a food establishment. You could pick on a chain like Taco Bell or McDonald’s, sure, but maybe there’s a local favorite–or some special dive. Heck, maybe that place where you took your first date or got your first job. Have fun with it, and if you need to do a little research, go out for something to eat. (www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2016-april-pad-challenge-day-16)

Oh! Susanna’s, Brevard, North Carolina,
Sunday, July 15, 1995


Sitting on the front porch
of this old Southern home
sharing a massive chicken pot pie–
made the way pot pies should,
chunks of potato and carrot
nestled together with tender
pieces of chicken in cream sauce
to die for,
blanketed by a crust
so moist, so flaky
you want to eat every crumb–
while watching white squirrels
playing around the pecan tree.

We bought two white coffee cups
with forest green lettering
to remember our second lunch
together as husband and wife.
Over the years, one cup broke,
by accident or mishandling;
but that doesn’t mean
that the pie was no good.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Daniel Massey


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