Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yup, This is A Poem about Peanut Butter

Breakfast Meditations

Start your day out with peanut butter.
Lather your bread with the nutty glue;
don’t be scared
to spread it from north to south,
the eastmost to westmost corners,
let your compass start out small
like the mind of a child.
Don’t be afraid to put too much
of the brave substance that tries
to hold everything together.
Let it roll in your mouth,
the sweet and salty
portending what your day may be,
the new way of fortunetelling.
Let it stick in your throat,
let it be the friend who doesn’t
want to say goodbye,
even if it keeps you from speaking
or singing.
Start your day out with peanut butter.