30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 19 Opposite Day

Opposite Day
On Opposite Day at Camp Wendy
the delight of Backwards Lunch
starting with the Dixie Cup ice cream
and flat balsa wood spoons was spoiled
by the Spam salad at the end.
One hundred little church campers
undone by such cruel food,
chopped potted “meat” & mayo,
could not be persuaded by tales
of children starving elsewhere
to touch the stuff.

Sent to our tents without supper
to meditate on children whose
lives were the very opposite of our
own well-fed, overprivileged ways
we broke out the contraband
candy and had a feast.