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.