photo credits here, edited
I run to the swanky restaurant,
My dad’s words in my head.
“We’re having a fancy reunion dinner tonight.”
I lick my lips at the thought
Of eating good food that night.
We are barely seated when I draw the menu towards me
Like filings to a magnet.
Pork, Beef, Chicken, Shark fin soup,
But one in particular draws my attention.
“Jellyfish?” I exclaim in confusion.
The waiter frowns as he takes down the order.
“Are you sure that is what you want?”
He glances at me, question clear on his face.
One by one the other dishes arrive.
Chicken soup, beef ribs and pork strips
All tease at my senses.
But I hold out for the best dish of all.
Finally, it arrives, a plate of…colourless jelly?
I sample the air tentatively.
No scent at all.
Cautiously I take a bite.
Ew! Tasteless chewy gelatin!