Clyde Always


A Waiter’s Plight

He’d rather not have served it
after such a busy night,
but still he offered them dessert
because he felt it right,
and though they didn’t want it
as their belts had gotten tight,
they ordered a dessert from him
(but just to be polite).

Clyde Always is an accomplished cartoonist, poet, painter, novelist and vaudevillian entertainer. His writings and/or illustrations have been printed in The Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Slackjaw, The Daily Squib, Scarfff, etc. You can catch his storytelling act, live and in-person, any Friday evening, at the Scott Street Labyrinth in San Francisco, CA.