C7 / Fabrice Julien


Have you ever had Ruffles for dinner?
Have you ever had to reconsider
Your decision,
Because instead of pressing C7,
You could have hit E11,
Which for the same price
Would have given you a little bit more,
To keep you going,
Until you return the following day at 4.

Have you ever had dessert be an option
Only if you were frugal with your main choice?
& only if you ignored the Voice of hunger,
& at learning to ignore it, you find that you are becoming stronger…

Because you know that while others pay for meals with the kind of  
  money that crinkles,
Your task is to search the street's floor for the kind that jingles,
& maybe if you're lucky,
You get just enough for dessert,
But remember the following day may be a tough hustle,
So you save what's extra,
For tomorrow's bag of Ruffles

Have you ever had to steal 50 cents with 10 cents,
Because you knew of the machine's glitch
When you hold the button for a certain number of times,
& out comes more than you put in.

Have you ever had to go with a lesser choice
When they ran out of C7,
& you only had enough for D11?

And again I ask,
Have you ever had Ruffles for dinner?
Have you ever had to reconsider your decision?
Cause it's never, ever, too late.

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