Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Soup Sample, Please …… [a-little-over-SHORT; RESTAURANT dining; practical advice]


This eve I dined out with my wife and her "grown" daughter.
The latter, I hope, learned a lesson, ‘bout soup, I taught her.
The ‘chowder' (maybe four bucks "worth") , she said had "too much starch."
As she dared to NOT eat most of it, my eyebrows did slowly arch.
Perhaps they "arched" only figuratively, ……or did they arch indeed?
How many hungry kids, in our world, would that …..bowl of chowder feed?

But, instead of chastising her for the "waste" (her mom has "wasted" too) ,
I simply told her (next time she's tempted to order soup) ……what to DO.
In some restaurants, if you ask, they'll give you a sample, to taste, first;
before ordering you can then rate it for yourself: ‘great', ‘good', ‘poor', or "worst".
I'd like to try asking for entrée samples, but I don't think I would dare.
Besides, I'll eat most anything put in front of me, ……even if covered with hair.

(February 14+26,2014)

Submitted: Friday, August 01, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

yes, it is true....the story. but i'm not sure now (months later) if my eyebrows arched or not. when i wrote it i did not use 'slowly', but later i thought a word in front of 'arch' would help make the line sound better.
oh! and, although, i don't get overly-excited by one or two hairs in my food (like my wife does) , i MIGHT not be too enthused if my food was 'covered with hair'.

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  • John Westlake (8/17/2014 11:49:00 PM)

    Too many people waste food these days Bri. I prefer to waist it myself! ! Especially lamb. Anyway good advice given here for restaurants and the like (Report) Reply

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