I write and publish my poetry first on Instagram. Then on Sundays, I post the poem that received the most likes or comments here on my blog. Below is my most popular Instagram poem this week, “Configured: A True Story”.
Configured: A True Story (Server: “Everything to your satisfaction, Sir?”) The explanation doesn’t arrive until he’s draining the last of his wine. And mopping his plate with a remnant of bread. Then: "The bill, please!" He’s all out of time. (Server: "Certainly Sir.”) As we wait, he configures— each one by one — the dessert fork, the napkin, the spoon. Then a final few words (and a ten-dollar tip), and he's up from his chair. Out and gone. (Server: "Shall that be all, Madam?”)