It’s National Poetry Month! Write a poem! It’s also National Grilled Cheese Month. (and I guess today is grilled cheese DAY. But really, whichever day you eat it is grilled cheese day.) I think the conclusion we are supposed to make here is that grilled cheese is poetry. (Because it would be weird to say that poems are grilled cheese.) I feel like it’s my responsibility to eat a grilled cheese sandwich at some point this month.
I figured I would try to write at least one poem this month, even though I’m not really that into writing poems. I guess some people might define the flash pieces as prose poetry, but that’s not how I think of them. And that’s what matters.
So right now I’m going to write a poem about grilled cheese. You’re welcome.
can go on your grilled cheese.
There are rules, of course
Bread. Cheese. Grill.
But after that your sandwich will go wherever
your imagination takes it.
I like apple and brie, personally
Can it still count as grilled cheese
if it’s made on a panini press?
I think so.
It’s my sandwich, not yours
so I’ll call it whatever I want.
The last time I tried
to make grilled cheese,
I burned it.
And the bread didn’t line up right.
It wasn’t really very good.
And I wondered,
what’s so great about grilled cheese anyway?
But sometimes that’s just how it happens.
It can be something of a “task”
to get it right.
Isn’t it worth it, though?
The melty in your mouth, buttery
The crunch and the warmth.
Eat slowly. I always find
that my food is gone and
I’ve barely had a chance
to taste it.