American Cooking This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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first you spoon-feed me lies
that taste sweet, settling remarkably well
in my uneasy stomach.
What's the next course?
Some savory sautéed subterfuge
preparing me for a future of green beans?
Windmills covering fields,
water powering wheels, I expect.
That's more like it,
we're moving forward.
Now for some good old boiled blasphemy.
How did you know it was my favorite?
I'm really liking your cooking now,
although I wouldn't mind a hefty portion
of reality on the side.
You're all out?
That's too bad,
I suppose I'll have to make do.
‘Twas a delightful meal,
I'll pay you in full.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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otherpoet said...
Jan. 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm
I found this poem very thought-provoking, which is what good poetry should be! I think this is excellent. Keep writing!
 
kate12345me said...
Jan. 21, 2012 at 5:37 am
All I can say is: wow. This is pretty hard to argue with! It's very good. Personally, I'm not an American, but this sounds like a nice poem nevertheless. Great work! Keep writing, x
 
raggedyanarchy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 8:40 pm
i really like this...because its the truth. a lot better than the hypocritical propaganda you find all the time.
 
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