Short Assignments from a Class I Took
School lunches: Light green, compartmented, lunch trays. Still hot. Still wet from institutional, autoclave dishwashers. Red beets, carrot sticks, pizza squares, fish sticks, salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, chicken patties, depending on the day. Friday’s mish mosh of what the lunch ladies didn’t take home for themselves. My friend’s mother in a hair net, eczema on her hands talking about the kids who got free lunches.