I really love this poem! It does a great job of walking the line between being funny and serious. I especially like the twist in the second half where the author specifics that this isn't a "pity party" and discusses their relationship with the food and how that has evolved over time as they enter adulthood. I would love to maybe see more of the balance between during college and before college!
I feel like I am in the same boat as Ava. I really enjoyed the balancing of the poet placing humor within some serious moments. I think the concept of food can be very touchy or hard to talk about, but I liked how this person did not shy away from letting us as readers in. I would love to see more of where this relationship between food came from and where the poet sees it going.
I want to be in the moment with the dad and the spam more! I love that part!
I enjoyed the humor within the poem and the originality of creating an ode to ramen. In the second stanza, I liked how you questioned yourself and your actions and wondered if anyone else does the same as you. The only thing that I would recommend is maybe removing some of the transitional words like "anyway" or "in which" to create smoother sentences.
I thought that this poem incorporated just the right amount of humor while also painting a vivid and nostalgic image of aging as well as the close relationship between a father and his child. I like that the ramen and other food items were what the story revolved around because it plays into the idea of meals such as dinner being something that people often bond over and I feel that these snapshots helped me to get into the moment/memory that the speaker was creating. If anything were to be expounded upon I would wish to see more of the conversation that was shared between the father and the child in the moments they ate.