Poems of the Week

Deliverance by Delivery

by Marshall Begel

“Kolkata businessman climbs bridge to commit suicide, comes down after police lure him with biryani”
The Economic Times

Great tragedies provide a list
Of things that heroes die for—
Revenge, allegiance, chances missed,
And longings lovers cry for.

But if more simple folk (like me)
Have such a crisis, then you
Recount the “live for” summary—
Their hometown restaurant menu.