Recipe for Disaster

(and other just desserts)


The world is made of cheese.

Okay, not really.

But won’t somebody please
fill all these holes
with pimentos
or pistachios
or something?

It’s nuts,
the way we spin about
and shout
our art
(i choke)
……and other hearts,
take stock slowly
of nothing.

You’ll take
the cake
(and eat it, too.)

Philosophy is still
cereal box talk,
and laughter is a
honey lozenge.

Just let me stew
(and simmer, si(f)t)
and roll it ’round
a bit on tired tongue.


Written for Poets United







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17 Responses to Recipe for Disaster

  1. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Delicious write De 🙂

  2. Mama Zen says:

    Indeed! Love the Edie Brickell reference.

  3. Satirical! Loved it!!


  4. Sherry Marr says:

    I enjoyed the wordplay in this one, kiddo.

  5. Mary says:

    We definitely need some holes filled. Pimentos and pistachios sound just fine to me.

  6. Susan Chast says:

    “Philosophy is still
    cereal box talk,
    and laughter is a
    honey lozenge.”

    Wow! Plus Artichokes! I love me a poem which includes art and I choke! Aptly titled and full of passion. Thank you.

  7. thotpurge says:

    Love the “fill the holes with pistachios and pimentos” …wish we could. Seriously.

  8. You’ve got a gift! This is most wonderful. It’s going to stick with me through the day. Love it!

  9. oldegg says:

    Stew yes but unless we start boiling vigorously things will only get worse.

  10. Sumana Roy says:

    love the wordplay, sweet filling up and honey lozenge laughter….sigh…

  11. I think what we used to get inside of bubble gum was better than the ridiculous that they are serving up these day.
    A fine stab at life’s recipe.

  12. art
    I choke
    and chuckled… so innovative.

  13. Jae Rose says:

    Such clever word play…a fine poetic recipe…the world is nuts indeed but i like that honey lozenge..

  14. Grace says:

    Very clever specially this part:

    our art
    (i choke)
    ……and other hearts

    If only we could fill all the potholes with cheese 🙂

  15. ghostmmnc says:

    Excellent food/life references!

  16. tsdwords says:

    A recipe for grinning too. Thank you for this deliciously astute write. ❤

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