Gumbo by Donna J. Sanders

While her stomach growled loudly

she watched them sip their gumbo


fill their fat bellies with more and more


she cleared the table

shaking her head at the bowls half full

pondering if she would get caught

savoring the left overs


but there was still some left in pot


her master scraped up the last few chunks

and the burnt bits from the bottom

into a bowl

placed it into her hands

and she smiled inside

because he did not forget her


until he commanded

it was to be given to the dog


© Donna J. Sanders

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Excerpt from the book “Devour Me”

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About the Author

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia – a poetry collection about the struggles we face, the state of the world and how to see beauty in the simplest things, and Cardboard Signspoems to bring awareness about homelessness, mental illness, self-esteem and the injustices many face and Devour Me – a savory collection of food poetry and recipes.


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1 reply

  1. This gumbo lover says “fine job”


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