Bacon Poem #1
is the reward we get
is the reward we get
What does the sun taste like?
An egg yolk.
What does the moon taste like?
What do the stars taste like?
Salt and pepper.
I made you this internet collage comprised of (beautiful) images that remind me of you. I really hope you like it.
Happiest of days to you, friend. I hope your weekend is full of even better things than Ellie giving the sneaky middle finger to you in a photo, though it’s hard to imagine what’s better than that.
I consume mostly vegetables,
flex a lot,
and eat bacon whenever possible.
OUR CHICKENS LAID THEIR FIRST EGGS
There needs to be something MORE
than capital letters to convey my joy. I swear
I feel like my best friend just had a child.
I feel like I just won golden admittance
to Charlie’s Chocolate Factory. Our little
chickies, getting sexy, making chickies!
For breakfast tomorrow: eggs on toast
and sauteed shiitakes, all of which
we’ve grown ourselves, oh heavens.
(that’s a Brazilian bean soup in the process on the stove)
Let me tell you
about a spicy experience
a very spicy experience indeed
when I made pickled horseradish
from thick dirty roots Misha dug up
from our little vineyard in the frontyard
which I washed and scrubbed in the sink
with a round bristled brush and let them soak
in the righthand sink and peeled them with a lefty peeler
and chopped them and threw them in the Cuisinart with salt
and whey and pulsed it pulsed it added water blended it until HOT DIGGETY OUCH
I ran yelling from the stuff when I opened the lid and horseradish slid down
my throat and in through my eyes and cut off my breath and my tears
and cleared my sinuses. Hot damn, not since hot sauce have I been
that spiced outta town. Now the stuff’s in jars, stuff you’d say
you’d never eat and I rarely eat it either but every year
there it is on the seder plate and Geoff from work
tells me you can take a tablespoon of it
with lemon juice to cure an asthma
attack and hey if horseradish
is just out there growing
in your yard all free
and spicy, you’d
jar it, too.