Now Karen just loves to eat sushi:
Once rolling one or two, she
Devours them all
Both large and small
With a sound that is rather like WHOOSHIE!

And Tabitha loves some fried chicken
All the crunchin’ and finger lickin’—
Her appetite hones
Leaving only the bones:
A sight that surely would sicken!

But David eats ’em under the table,
His ice cream love’s that of a fable:
A scoop’s a spoonful;
He eats bowl after bowl,
Much more than should ever be able!

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. brian miller
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 22:41:18

    ha, i would not mind joining any of them for dinner…i enjoy all three…though not at once…i can just imagine that bloated feeling…smiles…sushi though, def love that…


  2. Claudia Schönfeld
    Oct 07, 2012 @ 23:48:56

    haha…such a fun write…food eaten under the table when we were kids..ha…remember this…has its own magic..smiles


    • wordcoaster
      Oct 07, 2012 @ 23:55:00

      Haha, thanks! I love your perspective–I had originally been punning off the idea of drinking someone under the table, and applied it to eating. But there is definitely a childlike nostalgia here as well (though I’m not sure as many kids appreciate sushi at that age) 🙂


  3. Julie Laing
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 12:29:23

    I quoted Cab Calloway at the opening of my Poetics entry, but you wrote a piece he would have loved! Fun stuff.


    • wordcoaster
      Oct 08, 2012 @ 15:34:57

      As long as he could scat between the verses (which would be awesome). Thank you! I loved your jazz-food fusion 🙂


      • Julie Laing
        Oct 09, 2012 @ 11:59:41

        I’m sure Calloway would have slid right between the lines–he surely wouldn’t have been one to step all over your toes. 🙂 Thanks for the visit.


        • wordcoaster
          Oct 09, 2012 @ 15:51:32

          Quite true–he seems very accommodating. And no problem–I wish I had more time to regularly visit blogs, but it’s hard enough to maintain my own :S


  4. tigerbrite
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 12:53:45

    This made me smile:)
    I ate at a restaurant in Lagos call the Hungry Man. The dish of the day was chicken casserole. It was spicey and delicious and obviously cooked long and slow. tTe Nigerian on the next table ate everything on his plate including the bones.


  5. Jesse S. Mitchell
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 16:55:34



  6. dani
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 17:11:12

    delightful and delicious!


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