Cream cheese
Chopped liver
Cheese blintz
With apple sauce
And sour cream
Pastrami sandwich
Russian dressing
Tuna on rye
With pickles
Potato salad
Macaroni and cheese

I want it all, she knows better than to judge me as she shuffles away with her crew cut,
And fancy dangly earrings. I know better than to be impatient with her slow gate, she is old. Food will come.

Besides, I like people today. Everyone seems to be basking in a soft light, a likeable caricature of themselves. Even the man with the unreasonably large buttocks and slim face is likeable. A young Harvey Pekar stares at me, which is a bit creepy but I take comfort in the fact that I am nine months pregnant and very busy eating.

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