Roy Dorman

What’s For Lunch?

After having been together
for more than fifty years,
it’s his first morning
without her,
and though there is pancake mix,
as well as eggs, syrup,
and cooking oil,
he sits at the kitchen table,
with no company
except for his grief,
eating cornflakes
straight from the box,
and staring at the jar
of peanut butter
that will certainly be part
of his lunch.

Roy Dorman likes children, dogs, the color blue, and long walks on the beach.