Take-Out

At DVerse Poetics, we are talking about revolution! . I wrote this poem when the lockdown was still new, around April or early May, but I haven’t shared it before, so I hope it’s okay to share with DVerse. Also, I was inspired by a line from T.S. Eliot, here, so I apologize to him. 🙂 


I do not measure my forenoons,
Nor life, with coffee spoons,
But this month in counting
Take-out lunches:
Used to eat out often
Now we need to bring it in,
Whether it be BJ’s pizza
Or Craftsman, or anything
Else the cravings have wanted —
My cravings really ask for
Coffee, sitting at the café,
But that doesn’t need a spoon.
It needs a revolution.

14 thoughts on “Take-Out

  1. Spot on. Before we emerge without fear and plague in this new world, there needs to be a medical, spiritual and political revolution.

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    1. Yes, I feel like “what’s the point of getting coffee from the café if I can’t stay there to enjoy it?” The bright side is, that has saved me a couple hundred dollars during these months.

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  2. We can”t just go back to where we started for sure.
    Funny, I have only ordered up once all these months. Cooking is a comfort. What will happen when we can be with other people again? It’s hard to say, that seems so far away. (K)

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  3. No, not even having your own spoon will grant you a seat at their table.
    This would have been great for the “Weekly Scribblings” foodie post this week.
    Thank you for peeking in, I will look for you there, still.
    ..

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