television and rice
by, 06-14-2009 at 11:23 PM (723 Views)
@ 9:19 pm
she brings me my steak
that was ordered a while ago
she has a smile that aggravates me
places the plate on the table
in front of me
she leaves no silverware
just a dusting of salt
that has sat
inside the shaker
for a who knows how long
there is a television in the background
with Travolta playing foil to Newton John
while I try to figure out how to cut this beef.
An old man sits behind me
cuz I can feel him squirm under the
pressure of his wife's questions
about how the rice tasted
is it flaky enough?
the starch to thick, sticking to your plate?
I feel bad for him.
But at least he has a ****ing fork.