Thursday, May 9, 2013

Yerka - Kitchen Confessional

Between Heaven and Hell, 1989 by Jacek Yerka

©2013 Susan Noyes Anderson

My kitchen is perched between heaven and hell,
but it leans in the latter direction.
The dishes I'm cooking are don't ask, don't tell
with abstaining the only protection.

The oven yawns open, though it's on the blink,
as it waits for my latest disaster.
I ought to just chuck the whole thing in the sink
and dispose of the mess that much faster.

But no, I must bake it. The urge is that strong.
Can food go from infern- to supernal?
I'll add Pepto Bismol for luck (am I wrong?)
with a sprinkle of hope springs eternal.

  Others, of course, were not so lucky...

;)

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25 comments:

~T~ said...

Yikes! Thanks for the invitation, but I think I'll be busy...

Tima said...

LOL! This is sooooo me. I need it set to music and it could be my theme song!

Nancy Claeys {dot} Com said...

Haha -- somehow I don't think it's that bad. Love that kitchen photo. ;)

Brian Miller said...

add pepto..hahaha...oh my you gave me a tickle...hey if you got the itch you got to scratch it...but do i really have to eat it? smiles.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

hah! love it!!!

Lola said...

Superb, Sue - I'm still laughing!

Janet Martin said...

Too funny! oh, i love that last line;0;0!!

Scudds Harrison said...

Aws hahaha cool! Love it!
Love the kitchen photo, too.

Karen Mortensen said...

Love it. Thanks for the laugh.

A Creative Harbor said...

Love the kitchen photo and great poem and post for Y

Pondside said...

Is that a warning???? I'll take it as such! Of course, with poetry like yours there's food for the soul and that really ought to be enough!

Amy said...

Haha! So funny. I love that photo. And the pepto bit... well, I am not sure it would work if it were baked into something. :)

yaya said...

So Food Network isn't going to film you on a cooking show? Wait, there's that one called "worse cooks in America"..come on, you are just kidding right? Hello?

Homewiththekids said...

Love it!

LeAnn said...

LOL, a very fun poem. Adding the pepto was a good one. Loved this and I am smiling...........
Blessings and hugs!

Cheryl said...

Ahahahahahahaha! Brilliant!

Momza said...

This is so cute, Sue. I'll have to share it with my daughters. For years we joked that the smoke alarm was our dinner bell...this fits right in!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Ha! sounds a bit like my cooking adventures! I looked up Yerka -- his paintings are fantastic!

Riet said...

What a fun post, love it.

EG CameraGirl said...

Haha! You really do know how to make me laugh and laugh!

Pam Beers. said...

HA! This is really funny, Sue. You are probably an excellent cook.

karen said...

All I know is that I didn't die when I was there. But then again...you didn't cook, did you? Very clever, Miss Sue! Even if you don't like to cook, your hospitality is the BEST!

Grandma Honey said...

I take it cooking is not your favorite thing. Your Mom sure has some good recipes!

Splendid Little Stars said...

very fun!

Jenny said...

Yahoo!

Sue and her magic pen write again!

This was fabulous!

And, hey, if I didn't actually have to cook it there's nothing a lot of salt and pepper and possibly tabasco wouldn't cure!

Thanks for the smile!

A+++++

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