You Shall Find Me Having Breakfast

I may

Choose

To sink my teeth

Or perhaps my self

Deep

Deep

Deep

Into the abyss

Of warm bread

 

Pass the salt,

I might say

 

Ordinary gestures

At an ordinary breakfast table.

 

I may

Choose

To swallow my
Orange juice

In impolite gulps

Down

Down

Down

The deserted playground

I call my body

 

Went down the wrong pipe,

I might say

 

Ordinary coughs

At an ordinary breakfast table.

 

I may also

Choose

To lose myself

In the tiny grains of salt

That shower

My poached eggs

More

More

More

Perhaps the bitterness

Will remind me

Of what sweetness

Tastes like

 

Excuse me,

I might say

 

Ordinary thoughts

At an ordinary breakfast table.

 

I may even

Choose

To run

To the apartment door

When it rings

Ding

Ding

Dong

My heart might perform

One

Of those adolescent

Somersaults

Thinking

It might be you

 

Ordinary dreams

At an ordinary-

 

Ding! Ding! Dong!

 

Could it be?

Could it possibly

Be?

You standing

Tall and proud

Your heart on your sleeve

Ready

To make me yours

The way you should have

Two years ago

 

I may

Be making such noises

Up

In my head

Up

Up

Up

In the clouds

My head likes to stay

Above this neighborhood’s

Deafening

Silence

 

I may

Choose

To stab at this

Here omelet

With every

Bit of bitterness

And regret

That is in me

Clack

Clack

Clack

Hard silverware

Against a ceramic plate

Pounding

A tired heart

 

And so,

My love,

Should you

Choose

To drop by

Do not clack

Do not ding

Do not dong

And do not ring

 

Come in through the window

Down the right

And through the kitchen

For you shall find me

Having breakfast

 

 

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