Identity Crisis

This veggie patty looks confused.
Nestled between two ends of a bun,
It resembles a hamburger but is meatless.

A skirt of lettuce peeks from underneath it,
Causing the veggie patty to questions its identity.
It flaunts its appetizing appearance
On the edge of the plate, hoping to be
Bitten into, punctured until it oozes ketchup
Like blood, until its personal crisis subsides.

Copyright 2013
A. J. Hayes
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