i forgot a fucking fork

by Matt Sandifer

Artwork, “It’s Forkin’ Majestic” by Andrew King


rushing around early in the day, do I have everything? let me think… book, keys, wallet, phone and my lunch.

i’m ready lets go.

my first 15 minute break i read ginsburg, and my coworkers howl about the latest ball game. the plebeians could tell you mj’s greatest games, but would think robert frost and frosty the snowman are one in the same.

at lunch i enter the crowded break room to cook my pot pie in the microwave. mezmorized by my lunch spinning around n round in circles it hits me, i forgot a fucking fork! searching every nook and crevice for a utensil, i’m not p

icky even a used knife will do.

with no luck I return to the table…

i stare

trying to find ways to approach my lunch, my tummy is rumbling, and like a barbarian i begin to use my hands. how foolish i must look. the plebeians are trying not to laugh at my gruesome display. i finish the pot pie one handful at a time, and even thought i feel foolish, at least i’m satisfied, and that’s words to live by.

 

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