It’s hard to have an appetite
when I’m eating all the time:
the half-eaten bagel K abandoned,
the leftover orange chicken nobody finished,
bits of cake I carved away
as I churned out a ladybug,
the popcorn, but not the drink
because M ended up liking it,
palak paneer–it was too earthy
for anyone else at the table.
I wish I had a meal
of my appetite, of my choice.
One that said: you’re worth more
than everyone else’s half-eaten discards.
Melissa of Making Things Up is hosting Six Word Fridays, where we make things up ourselves on a suggested topic, so long as it’s in six word snippets. Today’s topic is appetite. Can’t stop thinking in those snappy six words? Get yourself over to her blog and join the fun!