A Haiku or Two, on Mushy Food

April 11, 2015

Our thoughts on food and cooking
In seventeen beats. 



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What is it about 

A bowl of mush that makes me

Feel just so swaddled?

Cereal must sit

in its milk for five minutes 

before I will eat.


to keep teeth sprightly,
use sparingly; make many
batches of pudding. 

you're just jealous of
how well prepared i'll be when
i'm seventy-five.

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Sarah Jampel

Written by: Sarah Jampel

A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.


Barbara April 17, 2015
Contentment on plates,
cornmeal mush, slathered cold butter
fills my hungry belly.
LeBec F. April 12, 2015
What, grits?
go ahead, smush it all over my face.
but wait- let me get my back flat with the table.
LauriL April 13, 2015
Ingestion of predigestion.