Canned Soup

At first, it meant survival;
A way of preserving food for the worst
And during the worst.

Then it became the pop images of Andy Warhol.

But for me, it was always just

Sometimes memorably good;
Often forgettably mediocre.

I’ve eaten bowls and bowls of it:
In hospitals,
Living in a trailer,
On cold nights at home as a single dad.

I am in no way above it:
Given where I’ve come from,
It is fair to say —
I am made of it.

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Photo credit : © Niloo138 | – Canned Food Products Photo

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