Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ode to a Pumpkin Pie

photo © Mark Butkus 2015
Happy Thanksgiving!

The Pumpkin Pie is talking to me
From the other side of the kitchen table
The table that at this time of day is my office
Where I check my emails, catch up on the day's news
and map out my day of plans and procrastination.

The Pumpkin Pie is talking to me
But I don't speak Pumpkin
I know it when I hear it
Kinda like Russian or Arabic
Another tongue, foreign yet familiar

The Pumpkin Pie is talking to me
Distracting me from the business at hand
And with my other hand
I put the pumpkin pie out of its misery
By carving out a slice to go with my morning coffee.


— Mark Butkus