3.09.2013

how to feed my inner child

Take some hot dogs, cut them small,
and brown them in a cast-iron skillet.
Add a can of baked beans.
Meanwhile, make some Kraft mac & cheese.
(The kind with elbows you have to boil,
not the shells & Velveeta kind.)
Mix it all together
and serve it up without comment,
in a bowl, with ketchup on the side.
Sit with me at the dining-room table.
As you eat your meatloaf,
please tell me about your day
and listen when I tell you about mine.

Grace asked the Real Toads to use food imagery in a poem.