Lunch Break

Outside the writer
watches some begging
birds hopping around
the bakery while
observing the final bite
in her hand.
To the birds
I think I heard her say,
You, too, would have
a hard time sharing
if you knew
how good this tastes.

Before she leaves
her sunlit seat
I believe she is
writing a poem on
the bottom of her shoe
with a dying cigarette,
the kind that burns
a little hole
through the sole
like another mouth
for catching
all this breath.

 

 

About the Poet:
Bobby Bolt is pursuing an MFA at Texas State University.  His work appears in Route 7 Review, Bindweed, Rappahannock Review, Sink Hollow, Runestone, Pretty Owl Poetry and Lincoln Land Review.

 

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