from an operation
in a hospital dad lay
occasionally talked how
restaurants served goulash
never more
telling him of a diner known
serving this macaroni
blue plate feast
caused plans to be made
in partaking of his missed dish
after discharge papers
all would get
a goulash treat
happening never would this be
staying clean blue plates did
un-given was a tip
this dinner's joy never was felt
flowers instead were sent


doug thornhill (dct)