i believe it was a denny's where we sat or maybe treading water  do i get the two eggs, bacon, and complimentary white toast 

or the three blueberererry pancakes, laden with 

syrup, that faake shit my mom always asked me not to eat

or maybe just coffee 

no, it was ihop for sure, and i realized 

my heart is very much like an egg

forgive me, i have always been 

thin-skinned, terribly indecisive 

vaguely overcome at the vastness of the sticky plastic menu sheets

my own unhealth

try me, i crack open if i am dropped