This is my perfect meal:
A bag of red pistachios
A whole Jewish salami
A loaf of seeded rye bread sliced
A six-pack of cream soda.
A package of Mallomars.
I will need a knife to cut the salami
And several napkins.
I don’t want to share my meal with anyone
Or have to talk.
I want to sit on the bed surrounded by my food
With the television playing My Little Margie,
One of the great forgotten sitcoms of all time.
And I want to eat and wax nostalgic until midnight.