Breakfast 19 1 single Pancake $1.69
Why the small s in single? All the other words are capitalized. Too many reasons come to mind. The reservation adds a few more. I wonder how many are racist thoughts of a white guy. How are small s reservation victimization truths and genocidal realities?
Might small s speak of winter sunrise wonder and truth of red orange reflection off valley cloud belly’s? Or the car I passed an hour ago whose morning driver weaved from lack of sleep or alcohol or meth? Or rabbits who ran right, left, right, right in front of my pre-sunrise headlight glare?
I’m cheap. I bought coffee an hour ago. I’ve moseyed to the counter and asked for a refill three times. The small s single pancake is the cheapest item on the menu—on the wall above the clerk’s head. Does the small s receipt speak to too embarrassed to ask for another refill? Or hunger. Or the relishing of a sorta hot pancake with a smack in the middle non-melting hard butter square slathered in cold syrup as sun breaks the horizon on the other side of restaurant window?
I sit. I wait. On Breakfast 19.