McCrunchy’s Café: The Second Shift

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Come on down to McCrunchy’s Café
Come on down today!

 For breakfast you’ll fare the most –
an ironic side of bacon,
unchallenged eggs over-easy,
even some wry toast –
one jittery cup of coffee; to-go.

Come on down to McCrunchy’s Café
Come on down today!

Our lunch (en)counter opens atten(d),
Waitresses waiting impatiently.
Pisan(der) glass, a friendly complement
To our whopping burger, king-
sized, prized for spies(ed) fries.
Cokes lined up and straws await.

Come on down to McCrunchy’s Café
Come on down today!

 

Posted in d’Verse Open Link Night

This is my completion of Jilly’s half-poem challenge for Jilly’s December Casting Bricks Challenge.  It’s based on a loosely-translated Chinese idiom, “Casting bricks to find Jade.”  It came from young poets posting graffiti poetic lines in hopes of drawing master poets out to complete the poem.  …or something like that.

Anyway, this is the sixth month of Casting Bricks.  The fun is both in the challenge of completing a half-poem in the voice and tone of the original, and in bringing a poetic challenge to post.  Feel free to join in!

18 thoughts on “McCrunchy’s Café: The Second Shift

  1. Charley, I love this completion! You stayed true to the tone and expanded the language play as only you could do. The pies under glass mad me do a double-take; just brilliant. So glad you joined in with the Challenge!

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