Allan Douglas Coleman


So this guy invents
a vending machine
that takes little nuggets
of dehydrated Idaho
and, in a mere 88
seconds, converts them
into -- and I quote --
"a 100 percent potato
state." I think to myself,
 you've gotta be kidding;
who's gonna buy fries
from a dispenser? Suppose
it goes on the blink?
But then I remember
that's just what I said
about Insta-Omlet,
and here I stand
with egg on my face.

Copyright 2000, Allan Douglas Coleman

Allan Douglass Coleman writes and publishes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and plays. He is a member of Staten Island TRASH (Staten Island TRAveling SHow), a New York City collective of poets, musicians, comedians and performance artists formed in 1997. Under the pen name A. D. Coleman, the author is an internationally published critic of photography, art, and mass media.

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