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1 cup pecans, and yes, perhaps you're right.
i wave away at nothing.
though i've sympathies that plagiarize
their every eye-bright neuron,
you cannot even be a ghost
if first you don't amass in space;

1 cup sugar, i give up all maternal knowledge.
feed her goddamn cookies in the morning
and tell me how we'll raise messiahs
from rosette martyrs in our driftwood genes;

½ cup Karo syrup, there is a grain, a liræ to skies
that pull our empty animus.  we're river rocks that turn in floods,
the lungs of dirt have issued from their deep sepulchres,
these pipe-iron suns
that stairway
to your thirsty horde
of bright red anthems;

3 eggs, i've been a borrower, i know this now,
time and blood,
and if the hungry fauns will come and overrun
our great design,
i'll raise my arms like some damn fool and scream
"oh, won't you train your dots
on this dark spot, on this blue soul!"

2 tablespoons butter, renounce your bankmen,
desert your myths, deny all raptures and calamities
and sit beneath Sri Maha Bodhi
and feel the body
for once;

1 tablespoon vanilla extract, you will never hear my name
as it is whispered
at night
where all things bend to listen as it veers from mind to flesh to naught
for i have never spoken it.
i was never
given one.

Marie Callender deep dish frozen
pie shell,
this living wake won't end
with my finding
some great wisdom
like an Easter egg
in DNA.
i won't go limp with satori
in my seat at the corner Starbucks.
i won't be shocked by love
while pouring through some mound of words.

Preheat oven 400°
10 - 15 minutes
Turn oven down to 350°
45 minutes

Is pie jiggly? - poke to see if
filling comes out.
NaPoWriMo - April 3rd, 2012


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PoetsHand Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
And, it's my favorite pie!
spoems Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   Writer
red-thorn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really felt a sense of longing in this one towards something greater than current life, but that may be because I've felt that to an exponential extent just recently. I mean, more than usual. And then the pie recipe you tied it into created a sort of interesting whiplash between these thoughts and the tasks of everyday life, but it also made it feel like the thoughts themselves were a recipe for something.
spoems Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Writer
thank you for such a thorough investigation of (yourself in) this. You're right, of course. I am attempting to document the act of seeking something greater here. It is a common theme for me; one I am not likely to supplant anytime soon. I'm glad you enjoyed the intermixture of elements. I sort of view life as an anti-prompt: you are forced to shut out the multitud.e of possible inspirations and experiential data in order to focus on a single idea. I wanted to show a sort of parallel awareness of seemingly disparate ideas, but that are actually closer to our normal mode of operation in daily life
riparii Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Serve slightly warm in thin slivers, garnished with whipped cream, if you like. Maybe it's because I have liked to cook and pies especially but this cracked me up, never mind the somber content.
Desert your myths drew me like flies to honey. Love the familiar cozy oblivion of the recipe juxtaposed
with your vivid, rich, roiling world.
spoems Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Writer
Hehe, I'm so glad to have struck your sweet tooth nerve. I know this recipe works, btw. I made my first pecan pie a few months back. :D

Thank you for stopping by. :pie:
riparii Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Pecan pies are wonderful to make even if you don't like pecan pie.
There's magic involved.
spoems Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   Writer
Agreed. Magic or maybe alchemy. The end result just doesn't seem possible from the ingredients.
riparii Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
and then there's the way the pecans always arrange perfectly themselves
no matter how you lay them in the crust.
spoems Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Writer
im sure there's a valuable metaphor for life in there, somewhere. ;)
riparii Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I'm sure there is. :)
indiana-w Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Writer
You know, your recipe is uniquely Southern, and Kayro syrup is a Texan thing.

This is a very interesting journey.
spoems Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012   Writer
Is Karo a Texas thing? (crap, I think I spelled it wrongly). I'm insulated from common pie traditions. What would a northerner put in a pecan pie, maple syrup? ;)

Thanks Anna. :heart:
indiana-w Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Writer
Correct on both counts. I have seen maple syrup, simple syrup, corn syrup, honey....
But Karo is more common in Texas I've noticed.

You're welcome.
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