Ramen | Andrew Melvin

He grasps the styrofoam cup.
He moistens his cracked lips
With his tongue. 

He rests his appetizing cup
In the microwave.  He stares, 
Watches as the cup rotates.
His stomach aches.
He pulls out his hot dinner from the microwave
And slowly brings the cup to a table.

He allows no juice to spill.

The cup comes closer
To his lips. He slurps
Every drop of juice and noodles.