Night Binge

At two to three
A buttery searchlight,
The stay-fresh fridge
Blinks the room.
A lip-smack door teeters.
His once-over stock-takes shelves.

Nimble-wing this hour –
Family portions,
Swallowed to four chips of Gouda,
An unapproachable spatter, hollandaise,
A korma mush, instant garlic spread.

On this cuff are giveaway stains.

Christopher Barnes

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