A Freshened Palate, Perspective, and Purpose
1 potato, 1 egg, half an onion, 1 clove of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Light frying oil, 2 slices of bacon,
A fistful of poor self image
I mean, spinach
Balsamic vinegar, applesauce,
A dash of self-hate, and left over unwanted thoughts
Note: for a healthier alternative, forget the self-hate
Also note: Can’t remove unwanted thoughts
1. Trim potato of any bad areas
No matter how badly you’d want to trim
Wash and scrub away any dirt or sand
2. Grate potato,
Squeeze gratings with an old
T-shirt or throwaway towel
You could use the shirt you’re wearing
But you’d end up wearing your stains
You do anyway
3. Grate onion, cry
4. Finely chop garlic
Don’t think about the bad breath
5. Put potato, onion, garlic, and 1 egg (without shell)
Into the bowl and
But not like mixing drinks with anxiety med
And bad coping mechanisms.
6. Heat oil until shimmery
Fry potato mixture to make 2 or 3
Golden brown, delicious latkes
7. Fry bacon while latkes are in pan
Fry two slices so the bacon doesn’t
Have to be
Set aside on paper towel to soak up the grease
8. Boil water to poach eggs.
Swirl water into a whirlpool
Exactly like the thoughts scalding
The insides of my skull
Do you know what it’s like to
Hate yourself? To not stop the
Unbelief that you are any
Good at all?
Understanding that you’re
Gently ***** two eggs into whirlpool
Understanding that you can’t simply
“Get over this”
Like standing under burdens
And whiskey bourbon hits
Expectations - faraway dreams
Only furthering it
Like you’ll never be able to accomplish them
You’ll surmount them but run
Out of oxygen because
Supposed to be there
In the first place
(don’t worry, the whirlpool will prevent eggs from
(Don’t you see what
Everybody else is doing
And you act like you
Know what you yourself
Don’t you see all your
Truly selfish doings
Who do you think you are?
-laughing- you’re bad
Where do you think
TURN OFF THE HEAT AND COVER
Set timer for exactly 5 minutes.
Lift the cover until time is
After 5 minutes, scoop eggs out with slotted spoon and set on paper towel to dry.
Are very fragile at this point.
Assemble the dish
Spread applesauce on potato latkes. Be careful
Not to spread so thin.
Don’t be stingy,
take what You need.
Put bacon on top, stack poached eggs on top of the bacon.
Garnish plate with spinach, sprinkle with balsamic vinegar.
Each thing has its place, even if it seems too complex or complicated.
Latkes are light and
Fluffy and crispy.
Onions, garlic give a basic, yet
The egg yolks spill a very rich, deep syrupiness that is brought out by the salty, fatty bacon.
The applesauce is special because the sweetness and **** contrasts with the smooth richness of egg, potato and bacon.
And just like life, balances the heavy with the light
Work with play
Teaching with learning
Spending money with saving money
Learning things and saying things
Being there with being here
And sometimes, amidst all of that
You need something to add
a little fresh,
A little color
A little bit of
That’s where the Spinach comes in
Justified bitterness to
Palate, perspective, and purpose.
With each bite and each taste
You’re reminded that each blend of flavors
Each collision of textures
Are compositions of each ingredients and
The onions, the salt, the applesauce
Slicing, chopping, grating
Frying, failing, hating
Boiling, swirling, burning
Accidents, bad luck
Tripping over, getting up
Panicking, breathing, saying “enough”
And having an end product
It is how it’s supposed to be
You are who you’re supposed to be
When you’re finished, wipe your hands
Wash your plate
Realize you have dishes to do
And more courses
*So that you will never go hungry
With this Circadian Appetite