A brilliant woman directed me to the poem "Oatmeal" by Galway Kinnell. It's about a man who lives alone and imagines himself eating oatmeal with John Keats to keep from eating alone. It's very funny and slightly tinged with irony.
Haven't you imagined conversations with writers or philosophers during an idle hour? (Tell me I'm not alone here...) Check it out, it may inspire you to read more of Kinnell or even refresh yourself on Keats.