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On Waiting for Hot and Sour Soup at a Chinese Restaurant

Updated on June 18, 2015

Hot June day creates strange cravings

Cravings that lead me down the sidewalk

Past the people waiting out the heat

Watching cars come and go

Through the warn, gray parking lot

The smell of asphault assaults my notistrils

I reach the red room and order soup.

I hear ticking from a gold-crusted cat

Minutes pass as its waving paw counts the seconds

I look at this creature

So satisfied by its place in life

to sit, watch, and wait

Keep Confucius company

Confucius the great teacher

Reminding me of what it means to be a good person

Much like the teachings of my Scripture

Cars pass by

We are all one in this universe

In this parking lot

In this ninety-degree heat

We are one.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed this one as hot and sour soup is one of my favorites.