both a place and a scare-word
[Poem was here. Can now be found in Achiote Seeds, Vol 2 and Same Time, Same Place (Kearny Street Press, 2006).]
this came out of my first assignment in my writing class. thanks to a few suggestions and one challenge it is currently going through its fourth version but i figured i would post up the original draft for kicks and whistles.
on a side note: we fried up the leftovers last night and made mac & cheese “toast”. if you enjoy the crispy burnt edges of mac & cheese, then this recipe is for you.