I nosh on news at home,
at mid-morning desk,
a poem or two.
Lunch is just a slice of fiction,
then a skim through a trade how-to,
come snack-time, I feel a constriction,
and it’s not that my library books are due.
By dinner, with hardcover novel
in my left hand, restaurant menu in my right,
I find there’s so much eating and reading to do,
I may need to spend the night.
Cynthia Gallaher, a Chicago-based poet, is author of four poetry collections, including Epicurean Ecstasy: More Poems About Food, Drink, Herbs and Spices (The Poetry Box, Portland, 2019), and three chapbooks, including Drenched (Main Street Rag, Charlotte, N.C., 2018). The Chicago Public Library lists her among its “Top Ten Requested Chicago Poets.” She is a WCDH alumna. See links below.
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