by shawn misener
Swung by in a rush
for fast food Mexican
the voice inside the box
totaled me out
then asked one more
â€œwould you like to donate a dollar
to help end world hunger?â€
I tried for a second
to reason out why this seemed insane
thereâ€™s something really ridiculous
in the idea of tacking on a buck
to my three dollar and seventy-nine cent
to help those who are starving
and thatâ€™s why Iâ€™m here
in this sticky cement drive thru lane
didnâ€™t my first three dollars
already go to the cause?
isnâ€™t world hunger a little weaker
once I have satisfied my own?
I asked the voice:
how many meals in all
does my dollar provide?
no hesitation in the response:
five meals for one child
I said, excited-
does this mean I can maybe get
one of those meals for like twenty cents
and just skip the three dollar one?