Bury the eyes, always,
that they may not witness
this turbulent mystery.
With pimento pupils,
they stand sentry, to repel
From what grove,
and how came they here?
They must be wondering.
ground beef (?)
Muscle memory retains
the shape of the pan.
From every crevice
a mockery of freshness.
A jaunty sail,
a hint of life
other than this.
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17 thoughts on “Loaf”
And now, this cannot be unread. I fear the photo inspiration.
Fear it, indeed. It cannot be unseen.
That’s interesting. You put eggs in your meatloaf?
Not hard-boiled ones. But I was working from a photo of a really yucky-looking meatloaf. I do know some who put a bunch of whole, hard-boiled eggs in the center, though. You slice it, and — surprise!
an interesting postmod look at our food and looking at it part by part…
put it together and meatloaf is one of my fav comfort foods…
Thanks, Brian! I looked at it again, and this might be … a tuna loaf.
What a great idea… and I looked at the picture too.. grizzlu meat-loaf, but I love your poetic sarcastic commentary to the set of ingredients… wonderful and innovative.
Thanks, Bjorn! I might do a whole ’50s/’60s-style recipe booklet like this. 🙂
I thought this was 70s. I have an old book for a mixer… and the worst recipe was the raw liver smoothies… Yuk…
Ewwww …. And it might be from the ’70s, judging from the photo quality.
Oh I haven’t seen the prompt–orange slices? This is a great write though–orange slices?
Thank you! Yes, it’s a mystery meatloaf that features all of those ingredients. The orange slices are a garnish around the loaf.
Wow–this loaf is a “turbulent mystery” indeed! But, as a poet does, you construct beauty from the pain…
Belatedly … thanks, Jennifer!
So charming. Love the tomato especially. Very clever and creative. k.
And/or k. 🙂