An Ode to Jack-in-the-Box

Oh, Jack-in-the-Box,
You and your employees are magic.

You, with your tiny tacos,
And the greasy, cheesy, goodness
That you call burgers,
Are both the ultimate hangover food.
In that moment,
When my brain is on fire,
Not having to make that crucial decision
Between the two
Is vital to my survival.

And that makes you
My boo.

Lori Starling writes, gardens, and helps run Clay Literary. Their writing can be seen in One Green Planet, Life in 10 Minutes Lit Magazine, Beyond Queer Words Poetry Anthology, and more. Their first children’s book, Toby Wears a Tutu, debuts January 2021. Follow their shenanigans on Twitter: @loriswrites.

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