ode to a sandwich

By doll on the rag





i was about to write an ode
to a sandwich

and then i thought

tomatoes and lettuce don't really
represent
my feelings on life and love and the universe
very well.


so i ate my sandwich, and thought long and hard
about e. e. cummings
and his modernly punctuated
poems

about every poet that ever breathed before me.



and i thought ...damn.
what else is left for me to do
but trudge through the snow
wearing
someone
else's
boots?





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Copyright 2005 doll on the rag
Published on Saturday, June 4, 2005.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, carlosjackal (2470)By person wrote:

    Like Bukowski on a wonderful romantic whimsy and high...Brilliant piece.

  • A former member wrote: kudos to the sandwich eater!

  • Phalanx On Saturday, June 4, 2011, Phalanx (514)By person wrote:

    I love those passing thoughts that still frame life to tell there own story but, represent the inner beauty of it all. I like this a lot. Air pound.

  • ubiquitoussoul On Thursday, August 12, 2010, ubiquitoussoul (413)By person wrote:

    I just ate a sandwich last night.and I dont know..I see bloody eyes when I look at a tomato ...the heart and how it keeps us alive..the food that we consume..the lettuce..green grass..weed..the natural beauty in life..fresh and also water..essential for us.. and lettuce is a lot of water..bread the grains we plow and work so hard to make..the labor..money..jobs it creates..that bread of life..to out bread on the table.the cheese..I love CHEESE!..I should write an ode to cheese alone..but now I just rambled..so I love what you did with this write..clever ..wasnt expecting what I read..so Thanks for the share..made me think real hard..not at all..

  • A former member wrote: wow

  • Bluegirl On Friday, September 15, 2006, Bluegirl (181)By person wrote:

    I love this. *poetic finger snaps for you*

  • ZealousValadiction On Wednesday, April 26, 2006, ZealousValadiction (42)By person wrote:

    nice I realy like this one

  • A former member wrote: i'll never look at a sandwich the same way again. it's amazing how you take something kind of mundane and normal, that most wouldn't give a second thought, and twist it into something beautiful that should be given thought to.

  • A former member wrote: i guess what i'm trying to say is, you rock. yep.

  • happilydepressed On Saturday, November 5, 2005, happilydepressed (171)By person wrote:

    you said it all

  • Anth On Friday, August 26, 2005, Anth (1142)By person wrote:

    beautiful poem, yet i hate that people feel nothing truly new can be created. possibilty is neverending, no two souls are the same,

  • Anth On Friday, August 26, 2005, Anth (1142)By person wrote:

    as long as the universe expands there will always be uniqueness and the chance to write what has never and do better than has ever been before

  • flying_fox On Monday, August 15, 2005, flying_fox (596)By person wrote:

    egads... the pain!!! How often I've had that same thought... is nothing original anymore? *sigh* I just never put it this well. :) Brilliant.

  • TheBardOfBlasphemy On Saturday, August 13, 2005, TheBardOfBlasphemy (365)By person wrote:

    so true... and yet... it IS fresh snow... and your footprints are divine... keep trudging ;)

  • Jonas On Thursday, July 21, 2005, Jonas (768)By person wrote:

    exactly. there is not much else to say.

  • Saint_Reaper On Friday, July 15, 2005, Saint_Reaper (206)By person wrote:

    interesting thoughts..... i like it

  • Saint_Reaper On Friday, July 15, 2005, Saint_Reaper (206)By person wrote:

    ...... sorry im not good at cooments

  • purr_verse On Saturday, June 4, 2005, purr_verse (1038)By person wrote:

    oh, this is beautifully clever. Concise, multilayered and not overworked; both thoughtful and thought-provoking. I love it, I'm faveing it, and I'm off to read more of your work. :)

  • doll on the rag On Saturday, June 4, 2005, doll on the rag (200)By person wrote:

    thank you for the fave, and the time spent reading. =)

  • jaunty pill On Saturday, June 4, 2005, jaunty pill (47)By person wrote:

    We all feel this way sometimes...How can we ever surpass what has been done? It is overwhelming to find that individual voice...Sometimes it can take your breath away. Good use of direction and intrigue here. Wonderful.

  • doll on the rag On Saturday, June 4, 2005, doll on the rag (200)By person wrote:

    stephen crane and jewel kilcher are two of my favorites. if i didn't want to be me, i'd wish i were like them.

  • A former member wrote: I think Liz said it better than I ever could....I think this is very good

  • doll on the rag On Saturday, June 4, 2005, doll on the rag (200)By person wrote:

    glad you enjoyed. =)

  • SilentStalker On Saturday, June 4, 2005, SilentStalker (1091)By person wrote:

    ...I've read through the list of your writes, and though it's not what I'm used to reading, I'll say you have some real talent...stick around a bit; you'll be more than appreciated... -Stalker Scholar

  • doll on the rag On Saturday, June 4, 2005, doll on the rag (200)By person wrote:

    thank you for your compliments. i plan on staying for a while... there's quite a bit of talent around here.

  • Liz On Saturday, June 4, 2005, Liz (272)By person wrote:

    This is smart, funny, and insightful. I hope you plan to stay.

  • doll on the rag On Saturday, June 4, 2005, doll on the rag (200)By person wrote:

    thank you. i like it because it's true. bred from the want to write, and the only thing around me was my sandwich. =)

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