Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving

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.