From Spring Cleaning, published in 2015.
Eavesdropping in Four Parts
The conversation I’ve been taking in
from the next lunch table but one
Two ladies seated there.
Very easily heard since we are
all of us squashed together
eating lunch with each other
in this trendy
He is sluggish
Can’t get up in the morning
hard-boiled eggs, coffee, and butter
and he works out every afternoon.
It’s a special diet.
Eat like your grandmother
and you’ll be far healthier.
And now he lives in Pittsburgh.
It certainly is a special diet and
it turns my stomach to imagine it.
My grandmother died of
of her sugar fat and fried food regime.
I’ve been to Pittsburgh already and I don’t
want to go again
Those two ladies don’t know
I’ve gotten nothing out of this
My lunch was quite good, though.