Of hot oil, or: The stove

A shadorma

unhealthy
categorizes
every food
Papa made
including the matzah brie
that I so adored

Passover
was the sizzling hiss
of hot oil
on the stove
crisp matzah, eggs, and hotdogs
steaming on our plates

mayonnaise
was Papa's go-to
condiment
an Eastern
European norm, I guess
simple but perfect

it's funny
(I don't mean ha-ha)
which childhood
memories
remain into adulthood
to flavor our lives

W3 poetry prompt

This poem was written for Sylvia Cognac’s W3 poetry prompt this week, which was to write a shadorma of no more than seven verses on the topic of “favorite foods to prepare and/or eat”.


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Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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