Monday, April 8, 2013

Order Up

I think I'll have the special.
I'm tired of settling for a side
of whatever is in season -
day old bread,
bottom bottle wine.

Can you blame me?

Give me something good to go,
and, oh!
Hold the crazy.

Too much sugar free.
Turns this sweet girl sour.
Too much take-out by the phone
just leaves me hungry in an hour.

Give me the special.
Lord, can you blame me?
Give me something good to go.
But, you can hold the crazy.

I got enough of that at home.
You can hold the crazy.

When all else fails, write a little blues for Open Link Monday at Real Toads.


Marian said...

srsly! i hear you!

Brian Miller said...

too much sugar free turns a sweet girl sour...smiles..i like this...i dunno, i like a little crazy...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Give me something good to go,
and, oh!
Hold the crazy.

I want this written on a t-shirt :-)

You are too, too clever by far.

Sylvia K said...

I'm with Kerry today!!! You are indeed too, too clever! Love it!

hedgewitch said...

They never do, though--and it's so hard to pick it off, piece by piece. But sometimes you learn to like it, like anchovies after enough wine.

aprille said...

I just graduated from mayo to crazy here.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is fantastic! Brilliant and wonderful. Yes, hold the crazy is great advice, sadly, too late for me, hee hee.

Steve King said...

Could be a song...great style and energy. And so compact. Nothing to spare, but nothing that's needed is left out.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

To clarify: you want the crazy held? Sure, it's good every now and then, as a season. like ginger, but not today. This was fun.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm of two minds about the crazy, but I can sure understand "I'm tired of settling for a side of whatever is in season"!
Another good take on life by a poet of distinction and succinction!

Laurie Kolp said...

This made me smile. Thanks!

Susan said...

Definitely blues beat and refrain. You deserve special without the crazy--order up and don't settle for less. Speaking of which, I missed the 1958 prompt of FireB, and just read your response. That's the point, but here you go a step further.

ayala said...

too much sugar free turns a sweet girl good!

Fireblossom said...

I liked the same part that ayala did.

Pssst, I think you're missing an "at" in the next to last line.

Mary said...

Ha, I would pass on the crazy too....

Kim Nelson said...

Ha! You can hold the crazy. Seems it brews and bubbles, builds and doubles in the home kitchen like sourdough starter!

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happygirl said...

You can hold the crazy... Yep, they can keep that. And all the sugar free make a sweet girl sour. Good words. I'm still smiling from this one. :)

Other Mary said...

Waiter - I'll have what she's having! Yes, please, "Hold the crazy"! Love this Mama Z!