The Most Important Meal of the Day

February 22, 2012
If I’m lazy and tired, I eat Instant Breakfast, because all you have to do is mix.

If I’m grimy, I eat oatmeal, the pastiness seeping into the cracks

Between my teeth, requiring a thorough tooth-brushing later.

If I’m in a rush, I eat a granola bar, even though I hate them.

If I want to have a good day, I eat cereal, because it takes longer.

If I want to get away from the house as fast as I can, I eat breakfast somewhere else,

At a smoothie cafe where the Indian man behind the counter

Knows me by name.

If I feel inspired, I eat pancakes, drenched with warm syrup and powdered sugar

Falling through the kitchen air like snow.

If I feel friendly, I eat at my friends’ house, munching on pop tarts and donuts

So out of place among the organic butter and hummus at home.

If I’m sad, I eat blueberries, bananas, and cherries;

Maybe they will cheer me up.

If I’m angry, I burn the eggs, undercook the bacon, and

Freeze the sausages.

I have yet to try chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream

I suppose I haven’t been in the right mood yet.

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DreamChaser28 said...
Feb. 25, 2012 at 2:11 am
I love how you associated moods with breakfast foods. (Ha, that rhymes...) Good job! :)
a-head-full-of-words replied...
Aug. 16, 2012 at 9:31 pm
Thank you! 
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