Waffle House… by Bobby Fox


Waffle House

It was a game we played
on road trips down south.
“Waffle House,” we’d scream,
when we saw
the yellow signs
with the black lettering.
“Waffle House,”
the true song of the south.
It was a simple game, really.
Whoever said it first, got
a point.
She always won,
as she did at most things.
But now that she is gone,
So is the game..
But the signs remain.
I passed them the other day
on a road trip down south.
But this time,
I played alone.
And even though I won.
It just wasn’t the same.
Nothing ever will be.


Bobby Fox is the award-winning writer of several short stories, plays, poems, a novel and 15 feature length screenplays. Two of his screenplays have been optioned to Hollywood. His works have been published in the The Naked Feather, The Medulla Review, The Path, The Lyceum, Detroit News, Dearborn Times-Herald, TravelMag and InTravel Magazine. He is also the writer/director/editor of several award-winning short films. His recent stage directing debut led to an Audience Choice Award at the Canton One-Acts Festival in Canton, MI.

Copyright © 2012 by Bobby Fox


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