What's On Your Plate

from by Mitch Friedman



What's On Your Plate

What's on your plate?
How full is your life?
Do you have a 5-course feast ahead
or an idle fork and knife?
If you hunger for some more
do all that you can to create
what's on your plate

What's on your plate?
What busies your brain?
Is it a delicate souffle
or a crushed-up candy cane?
Give your head and gut a break,
take some time to masticate
what's on your plate

Life is fleeting
so we gulp down food for thought
Slower eating
gives us all a chance to chew
on the things we need to do
Swallow all your pride so
in your throat it won't get caught

If you find your
eyes are bigger than your mouth
just decline to
pile extra helpings on
Leave some for the woebegone
Work can help divert
a sour mood from going south

What's on your plate?
How finished are you?
Is your goose already cooked
or could it use a year or two?
That bad taste on your tongue could mean
you didn't check the expiration date
of what's on your plate


from BREAKING MUSE, released July 7, 2017



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One-man band purveyor of quirky pop in a variety of styles, from Brooklyn, NY

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