Wrong Order

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Choice

Scan the menu
handed to you
as you are being seated.

You barely glance
at it when the waiter asks,
‘would you like a drink?’

Wine would be lovely,
but red, white, or pink?
Everyone order; it is your turn.

I will have the Sicilian red,
you say. Now your dinner choice
must match your wine.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to Wrong Order

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Ha! Right? After every decision there is always another to be made. 😉
    Love this.

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  2. Jae Rose says:

    Life is a series of patterns and formulas – that we do not look is very telling…a cleverly written poem

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  3. Sumana Roy says:

    one after another, ha life is made of choices 🙂

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  4. Always so many choices…..I could picture this so clearly.

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Such a clever response to the prompt 🙂 Lovely!!

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  6. Susan says:

    Clever and symbolic too of what we rush and how we put together the meal of our lives!

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  7. Mary says:

    And then later on: what do you want for dessert? Smiles.


  8. glmeisner says:

    Yes just going with water to start is best.

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  9. Yup–one decision does lead to another–like this slice of life!

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  10. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Ah yes, one choice leads to another. 🙂

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  11. greenspeckblogger says:

    Ya … the right decision needs to be made 😀

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  12. oldegg says:

    It is your pocket they are after not your choice, as long as the bill escalates. Wave them away and and say “come back when we have chosen our meals”. Remember you are the boss they rely on you for their wages and tips.

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