Self-Portrait With Dinner

Stanley Winn

The man sitting across from me
In the window
Sure does seem to be
In a hurry to eat those
Salt & vinegar chips.

He looks older than he seems
To think he is.

I wonder if he knows
That he is covered in dog hair,
Or that the light of his phone’s screen
Is the only radiance about him.

Stanley Winn is an American writer and musician. He is currently living, writing, and attempting in vain to re-invent himself in Berlin, Germany. He blogs occasional poetry at shouting-underwater.tumblr.com.
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