Chocolate Metaphysics

by Larry S. Lafferty

SHE said she could literally
Eat a whole pound of chocolate,
A whole pound!
That's how hungry she felt.

She said she could literally
Kill her husband for his rather
Public comment about her twiggy
Weight and death-camp appetite.

She said she could literally
Fall asleep standing up,
As we waited, bored,
Bone-weary in the echoed
hospital waiting room at
1:34 a.m.

She said we literally
Needed a miracle to happen,
At this point,
With the verdict almost in.
Literally, a miracle.

I
asked
her
what
the
fuck
she
was
talking
about,
literally.

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