4:00 a.m. mealtime

A ginger snap.

It’s stale,
it falls apart
like sand in your mouth.
You were expecting
a crunch.

The ginger snap looks
like a tea cookie.
When you dip it,
the liquid rolls
off the oil
and you end up
eating it dry, again.

By the time they are all gone,
the cinnamon numbs
your tongue
and you have forgotten
what you were eating.

Bowie High School


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