Food Poems

A Haiku or Two, on Cookouts

May 23, 2015

Our thoughts on food and cooking
In seventeen beats. 


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Yesterday we found
a grill on the street. God,
is this a signal? 


don't teach us to fish—
teach us to grill, and to drink,
and to eat outside. 

Tell us how you feel about cookouts. The comments below are a safe space to express yourself.

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  • Jr0717
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Kenzi Wilbur

Written by: Kenzi Wilbur

I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.


Jr0717 June 11, 2015
A cookout for us?
It is an absolute must
Bust out the rib rub.
Stephanie May 26, 2015
I would love to grill.
If only the rain and hail
would cease and desist!

Rain, rain, go away!
There are dogs to grill. Ketchup
and mustard await.