Two Tacos

Two Tacos

A Poem by Summer Emswiler

Be kind.


I drove forty-five minutes

No traffic 

To get to college.

I used to stop by a little hole in the wall Mexican place

And get two tacos.

By the time I got to main street

There would be so many hungry souls.

I didn't make much.

But not much is more than nothing.

I would ask if they wanted hot sauce.

Give them a water bottle.

And go on my day.

They always knew somehow.

I don't know if word got around

That I always got two tacos

One for me

One for you

Whoever ‘you’ was that day.

© 2021 Summer Emswiler

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This idea was so smart! I love the way it's written and I especially loved the last line; 'Whoever 'you' was that day.' If this is an act of kindness you've really done, then that's so, so wonderful. I could read this piece over and over, such a wonderful piece. I also have to say, hole-in-the-wall Mexican places, are often the best ones! Haha, thank you for sharing. (:

Posted 2 Months Ago

Cute poem
So different
So true to life
A snippet from your life told

Posted 4 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Summer Emswiler

4 Months Ago

thank you! I wrote this poem with the prompt "an act of kindness you've committed" and this was my f.. read more

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Added on April 23, 2021
Last Updated on April 23, 2021
Tags: love, kind, kindness, poverty, life, struggle


Summer Emswiler
Summer Emswiler

helotes, TX

Hello! A little about me, I am a broke college student who uses poetry as an outlet. I want to one day own my own little coffee shop but being a barista at a little family-owned coffee shop will d.. more..