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Peas Porridge Hot...

By Ann Christine Tabaka

Peas Porridge Hot...

The porridge is cold,
it has sat too long.
It lost its flavor.
No amount of salt will help now.

Thick and unpalatable,
I got the recipe wrong.
It was inedible
from the very start.

And, so I am reminded
you cannot make gourmet
out of everyday.
I thought that I knew how to cook,
to create great delights,
but the recipe was all wrong.

So, here I sit alone
with my kettle of wasted dreams
ready for the compost pile.

The effort it takes
to search out a new recipe
and begin over again
is beyond me now.
I will just sit here
and eat stale bread.

Article © Ann Christine Tabaka. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-04-02
Image(s) are public domain.
2 Reader Comments
Linda Imbler
04:06:00 PM
A fine write from a fine poet. Love the layered nuance of this.
Partha Chatterjee
09:30:25 PM
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