THE DISTINGUISHED EMPTY PLATE CLUB
(dedicated to Nathan Barry)
I’ve found that my favorite people
I’ve come across in life
are the ones who,
wouldn’t finish their food at dinner
when their parents told them to.
The ones who stubbornly refused
to become “members of the empty plate club,”
but instead chose
to sit there on their asses
all night long,
just to show their parents
and the rest of the world
that they were done being fucked with.