From a dispenser, bran flakes with raisins
Fall into a styrofoam bowl.
A labeled 'milk' stainless steel carafe
Is taken out of a compact refrigerator.
A four ounce container of smooth
Blueberry yogurt is selected after
Returning the pitcher.
A short corridor of a makeshift dining room
Contains two columns of tables with a couple
A father, a son with glasses and another cub
Sit individually, single filethe shortest at
The front; each faces the far wall, watches a
Cartoon adventure on the perched flatscreen.
The elder shovels instant oatmeal; the young
Ones, entranced, scoop loops, oblivious to the
He is dressed in utility sweatpants, a quarter-
Zip pullover fleece, and walking shoes; the
Pair wear their winter pajamas, tube socks,
"Hurry up. Let's go."
Leaving not a trace, the three board an
Elevator; the papa grunts, clears his throat.
The junior with foresight grabs a wrapped
Bagel, cream cheese, grape jellies and a
Recyclable knife, while his sibling obstructs
The sliding door.
About to ascend, they grin.
Mama bear is upstairs asleep.