here inside my paper cup…

digital decoupage cwmartin

sitting inside
his cardboard box
he watched
the legs
of connoisseurs
businessmen
and
businesswomen
pass by
his portal
on 53rd street
meditating
upon
the meaning
of their lives
confined to those finely
pressed corporate suits
and skirts
and
decided
that they all
had
one thing
in common
death

a question of taste…

Tam O'Shanter and the Witches by Artist John Faed (1892)

i’ve begun
to wonder
about the difference
between
celebrating life
and
being
desperate for life
both wish
to savour
the flavors
on life’s table
and to drink
deeply from
the chalice
of gaiety
but one seems
a connoisseur
and the other
a hungry pauper
which
are
you