Poems of the Week

Bragging Rights

by Gail White

I’m going out to dinner just the way I used to do,
With a prior reservation and a table set for two.
I’ll have the trout and truffles with a side of garden greens.
I’m going out to dinner, ‘cause I’ve had my two vaccines.

I do not have a temperature, I do not have a cough,
And being over seventy is finally paying off.
Goodbye, GrubHub and Waitr! I can chew my food with pride.
I’m going out to dinner.
You can’t stop me.
Stand aside!