99 Cents Pizza


99 Cents Pizza

99 Cents Pizza
by George C. Palaganas a.k.a. Cool Dela Peña
A hop on the corner, embarking on enthusiasm
and find a pizza the size of a large china
a looney for the pizza man, another for a soda
all praise and promptnessfor an exact change to finish.
A stare on the wall, a glance on the coins
in a romantically lit shop, the eagerness replies
a fork on one hand, a table knife on another
commune with the wall graffitis and murmurs from the next table.
Approach came as a frenchman in this self-serve watering hole
the wave of a slip in exchange of a bill
discreet and with reverence, a lone some refill
empathy demands the highest on the seams.
Recovery is late on the cheezes and pepperoni
for it vanished at the speed decreed for transfer tickets
a penny on the change made me realize
I had a 99 cents pizza that's easy on my pocket.

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Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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