School Breakfast

          She could not eat the eggs

          that were runny and sloppy

          that looked like saliva

          that moved like amoebas

          that slid off her fork

          that caused her to gag

          that brought tears to her eyes

          that fell into the eggs

          that looked like two puddles

          that had yellow centers

          that stared.



                                                        Adrienne Hernandez