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Frozen Pizza

August 23, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


Turning the Jack’s frozen pizza on broil

Fire fire fire

Warning fire

Smoke pours from the oven door and hits Daddy in the face

Pizza wheel clangs alarmingly as cardboard circles scrape

Scorched edges of pepperoni and tender orphan sausages.

Torch torch torch

He screams

Unable to believe the house isn’t afire

I run screaming into the room

Mommy stands on a chair to silence the alarm

The veiled voice of the tall terrible fire woman

Retreats into her plain white box, where she contemplates danger

One click and she is silent.

My brother David brings us dinner plates

We thank the blessed Lord for his food

Frozen pizza is the only thing I will eat

Besides cream-cheese bagels, cookies, and peanut-butter sandwiches.

When I look over my glasses at my parents and brothers

I cannot believe our family will ever end

Can’t imagine us all having supper apart some sad day

When now is now and now

And we are a huddle of glasses Asbergers’ people

A five-headed family at a table

Eating frozen pizza

 Under the glow of smoke flowers.


The author's comments:

Our family used to make frozen pizza for dinner, and the smoke alarm went off the hook invariably. Everyone was OK, though. :)


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on Aug. 29 2021 at 3:12 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

yeah. racoon meat tastes terrible, btw. and one time mom served guests moose heart.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Aug. 29 2021 at 8:46 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

A cow heart? Ew. We dissected a cow heart for homeschooling long ago, but we had to sign a paper saying we wouldn't eat it.

on Aug. 29 2021 at 8:19 am
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

honestly i kinda cant wait to move out. besides, you didnt have to ea cow heart for dinner last night.