PB’s Day 19

“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” – by Gustav Mahler


I still love Campbell’s Tomato Soup
and a grilled cheese sandwich
with white bread that dissolves
into compressed paste against your
front teeth, and mayonnaise that
deconstructs into its basic elements
of oil and egg yolk and sharp lemon,
and seeps like the Mississippi Delta
across your plate, and I still love
the way Dad used to make me
that sandwich to cheer me up
when I fell down, and God knows
I sure fell down a lot as a kid, and
I’d be a bloodied mess, me, all
long legs and dangling arms and
no balance whatsoever, and I
could always depend on my dad
to make me feel balanced again.

Turns out my boys love grilled
cheese and tomato soup also.


PB’s Day 19: Tradition ©️ Misky 2019

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