Charles Chaim Wax

The Palace Of Pleasure - Poem by Charles Chaim Wax

The place closed
new owners
coming in
switching from
Chinese to Thai
one taste
the establishment became
my favorite
twice a week
every week
I consumed
every item
on the menu
got to know
the waiters
other patrons
truly obese
Basil chicken
Coconut shrimp
Steaming red crabs
in a fiery sauce
such happiness
on plump faces
stopped munching
to stare
a voyeur
but when
a woman
cracked a chair
I leaped up
helping the dear soul
to another throne.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 2, 2005

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