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Thursday, June 9, 2011

We are Dangerous at Breakfast...




THE PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH

by Gwendolyn MacEwen


we are dangerous at breakfast, at breakfast we
     investigate the reasons for our myths
viciously, and at breakfast we need no reasons
     for being; we are

solemnly eating our thick sandwiches
     and knowing the highest mysticism
is this courageous breakfast and us at it
     concentrating
     conscious

of our outrageous reality.  The sandwich!
     The peanut butter sandwich!
a symbol of itself only, and you beautiful
     across the table, eating.

but caught in this cliche of a breakfast
     and knowing it too, we speak
loudly: "Feed me some symbolisms!
     I want a dragon sandwich!"

"I am freight train, sea-wind and raspberry jam!"
"I am snow, tiger and peanut butter!"

alas, we have too many myths
     and we know that too. but it is breakfast.
I am with you. care for another?







~ Her work can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. Who knew, such thoughts and images could come from the simple peanut butter sandwich! Lovely!

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