Thursday, November 22, 2012


I'm thankful for hope and audacity,
The human condition's tenacity.
My friends, I adore,
But then, even more,
I treasure my stomach's capacity.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Peter Peter Pancake-Eater

Peter, Peter pumpkin-eater,
Aren't you tired of this old meter?
Remove your wife from pumpkin shell
And once she's outside, treat her well.

A little bit o' spice, a little bit o' sweet
A little bit o' something delicious to eat
Pancakes are perfect for being discreet--
They meet the requirements of trick and of treat.

Peter, Peter pumpkin-eater,
On verge of madness your days teeter!
If you want to apologize,
Cook this meal before her eyes.

Dessert's in its name, but it's ever-so-stealthy
And hides in plain sight, even passing as healthy!
On this All Hallow's Eve, this costume's ideal--
A big slice of cake dressed up as a meal.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Morning Ritual

My name is Dexter Morgan
And I have many talents.
At strangling, I am able;
At stabbing, I am gallant.
I've a shady moral compass
But I try to keep it real
Starting, first and foremost,
With the most important meal.

In my chic Miami kitchen
After my morning shave,
I make a killer breakfast
You'd be stupid not to crave.

I fry up slabs of ham steak
In my trusty Teflon pan
And I eat 'em up right then and there
Because I am the man.
I follow that with one fried egg
(Sunny-side-up, most days)
Topped off with tasty hot sauce
Or red pepper hollandaise.

No day of mine can ever start
Without a cup of joe.
I can't live without my French press--
It makes richer brews, you know.
After all that, I treat myself
To fresh-squeezed blood OJ.
It's full of antioxidants
And keeps the doc away.

With that, I'm set to seize the day--
Yes, seize and grab and trap!
I neatly stash my leftovers
In heavy saran wrap.

My name is Dexter Morgan
And I have many talents.
At frying, I am able;
At juicing, I am gallant.
I put on my shoes and then my shirt
And step out every morning
Knowing I'm a damn good chef
With knife skills, too -- fair warning.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3.1 Pie 2

415926 Like a crumb, delicious -- but enough?
53589 Small and round; adorably miniature
79 (Awfully miniature).

323846 Bit by bit, becoming very little,
26433 So little, 'fore our eye!
8 Fleeting....

32795 Now my perfect hindsight poses,
028 Stridently, my solution--
84 Assemble more.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Why, thanks for this beautiful cake;
Your thoughtfulness makes my heart ache!
Double-layered?  How grand!
I'll just slice it here, and--

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Last Meal

If everything is going down
Shuddering down to fiery end
If everything is over now
I'd like
For my last meal
A nice seafood dinner.

Nothing fancy
Well, nothing too fancy
Just some crab or lobster
Or (if that's not quite affordable)
Some langostinos
To commemorate my presence on this earth.

But in case that's not possible either
(If, for example,
The seas have already risen above our heads
Or receded
Down below our awareness)

Well, I'd mostly just like
For us to share a meal.
Something from the sea would be nice
But anything will do

Just please
At the end
Hold my hand

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Día Festivo

Un tazón se ofrece rellenos
Solamente en tiempos amenos
Que yo siempre les hallo--
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
¿Tradiciones? Problemas ajenos.

O, a bowl offers stuffing's nutritions
Just in special-occasion conditions
Which I often purvey--
Happy fifth day of May!
Someone else can take care of traditions.