american appetites

See Grace’s prompt at dVerse Poets on “arrangements” with artist Emily Blincoe.


indulge patriotism, for an

obsessive~compulsive eater

the meticulous arrangement

is everything.  count (again)

each frenched frye laid out

one~by~one ordered from

longest to shortest in rows

of greasy perfection thus

book~ended between a

bloody pile of catch~up

and souvenir wrapper.

lick salty fingers (again)

wipe salivating mouth

(and repeat again) in a

slow death by fast food

oh, whata~way~to~go!



photo by Emily Blincoe