Diner

Booths shelter those hung
over, elbows tacky with
pancake syrup spills.

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Groceries

Short-term guests in my
fridge, pantry, cabinet — but just
until they are served.

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Dishes in the sink

Domestic mountains
rimmed with grime, sponge scaling this
Everest of suds.

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Over the holidays

Ate bad stuff. Gained weight.
Hate myself. Still, I think, There’s
always tomorrow…

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Paleo

Carbs like clouds. When gone
clarity returns. Blue sky
thinking open mind.

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Dishwasher repair guy

Olive pits. Glass shards.
Bent straw. He warns, It’s not a
garbage disposal…

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On a cold winter’s night

Kitchen windows fogged,
oven-baked chicken is the
scent of homecoming.

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