Poem by Charles Perrone
Solving a Domestic Hunger Crisis
The question of coupons has resurfaced with vigor
as our resources have steadily dwindled
and our exigencies at home
have soared with equal rigor
Thus it is we who are aspiring to acquire
some of those handy slips of paper
that pave the way to edible gratuities
as if we too were deserving servers
After a forty year absence to pursue an academic career, Charles A. Perrone has returned to the glorious environs of Santa Cruz, California to enjoy retirement between the sands and the redwoods. His critical work, translations and poetry have appeared over the decades in USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Mexico, Brazil and virtual (on-line) domains.
7/22/2020 12:50:18 am
Brief and brilliant! The opening line, "The question of coupons has resurfaced with vigor," leads nicely to "deserving servers"
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