Thursday, October 11, 2007

Soup Kitchen



Classical music,
of the finest quality.
But afterwards,

a gluttonous reception.
Food galore,
with lines forming

at each table.
Are we that hungry
or that greedy

for sweets and
high fat treats
that lead us

to the grave like
the sirens on the
the rocks?

Are we products
of the great depression,
or the unholy holocaust,

never knowing
where our next meal
might come from,

or whether
it will be
at all?

PLEASE COMMENT, ANSWERING THIS QUESTION: AM I BEING TOO SENSITIVE ABOUT THE WAY EVERYONE EATS. IS THIS MY OBSESSION?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kim,
I just got back from a trip to the States from my post in Japan and
the difference is shocking.

Americans are FAT. Eating in a restaurant is an embarrassment. The potions are so big it is necessary to get a carry-away bag every time. There is no way to go anywhere unless it is in a car. The simple pleasure of walking is denied people.

Exercise becomes lifestyle choices. Clubs to join, clothes to buy,
Your poem is right. You are not obsessing! Britney Spears fixations
keep people from seeing what's in the mirror.

Keep working! It is great knowing you are there...
Paul