Home -- Blog -- EastWesterly Review -- Take2 -- Martin Fan Bureau -- Fonts a Go-Go -- Games -- Film Project -- Villagers -- Graveyard

Custom Search


Issue 18
Issue 17
Issue 16
Issue 15
Issue 14
Issue 13
Issue 12
Issue 11
Issue 10
Issue 9
Issue 8
Issue 7
Issue 6
Issue 5
Issue 4
Issue 3
Issue 2
Issue 1



help support us -- shop through this Amazon link!

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed
under a Creative Commons
4.0 International License

Postmodern Village
est. 1999
e-mail * terms * privacy
What do Communists eat for breakfast?
by Hezekiah Allen Taylor

For Sarah

very small, very pale children
and Vietnam Vets
he tells her over breakfast
scorching the fried eggs he'd promised her during sex

he doesn't know why she has asked him that question

beads of sweat drop slowly into the frying pan,
swirling lightly in yellow yolk before disppearing
into the whole of the embryo

it reminds him of more than love -- all the ins
and outs, fine tuning; emotional baggage,
commitment, penetration

he tries to change the subject: puppies, kitties,
duckies, Kosovo

I wonder if they really like the taste, she replies

Francine's Version -- Hezekiah's Version -- Inspiration
Previous Poem -- Next Poem -- Table of Contents