Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving, leftovers, food, poetry, humor, Modern PhilosopherThanksgiving and I

Are currently

Not speaking.

That does not mean,


That we can’t

Call a momentary truce

While I


Raid the fridge

For leftovers.

Look at all

Those plastic containers.

Filled with treats

Just for me.

And for you,

Reading this

At home.

Gather them now.

The time

Has come!

Join me

In celebrating

The Feast of Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Plenty of mayo

On fresh white bread.

Pile on

A ridiculous amount

Of turkey.

There’s no such thing

As too much.

Add some gravy.

The stuffing

Comes next.

That’s really

The key

To the entire sandwich.

Once the stuffing

Is in place…

Add more!

Another layer

Of gravy.

This bad boy

Is gonna get messy.

Don’t forget

The cranberry sauce.

Pack it all down.

Nice and compact.

You can’t eat it,

If it won’t fit into

Your salivating mouth.

The trick is

Not to eat

Your sandwich

Too quickly.


Are meant

To be


While Thanksgiving

Is all about

Giving thanks,

Spending time with

Loved ones,

And being a part

Of something

Far bigger

Than you,


Are only

About you.

Take your time.

Enjoy the silence.

There’s no one around

To distract you,

Or rush you through

Your meal.

It’s just you

And the Thanksgiving leftovers.

Be thankful,

As always,

That you made

Way too much food

For one meal!


About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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One Response to Thanksgiving Leftovers

  1. Gail says:

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, and the day after is my favorite eating day.

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