Dogs 2010

APPETITE FOUND
(3/2/10)


I stepped
out of my truck
into the
parking lot
this morning

crumpled
tattered
and torn
some form
of parchment
rested on the pavement
at my feet

I stooped
to retrieve
the dilapidated document
carefully unfolded
the pockmarked page
and unfurled
the curled
corners

some statement
of sunnier times
greeted me
with a declaration
demanding
and distinct

WAFFLE BREAKFAST $3.99!

I stuffed
the paper
in my pocket
and walked
toward the
office

truly hungry
for the first
time
in weeks