Saturday, January 05, 2008

1779.

It is impossible to tell beforehand what part of the soup the spoon will finally not be able to remove from the bowl.

1 comment:

ed markowski said...

he looked into the bowl of vegetable soup the waitress
had set before him.

one carrot coin floated amongst
countless peas, pieces of celery
and lima beans.

carrots triggered flashbacks of
the abuse he had suffered at the
hands of his stepmother.

rather than send the soup back
scott removed the carrot coin,
dropped it on the floor and
smashed it with the heel of his cowboy boot.

he finished every drop and morsel of the soup that remained and thought it the best he had ever tasted.