Poem: grilled cheese sandwich

Butter
salted
in the pan
let it melt
low heat.

Bread
sourdough
maybe
some dry mustard.

Cheese
lots of options
cheddar
Swiss
have you tried
feta?

Another slice.

Wait.

Turn.

Brown.

Turn.

Maybe a few more times.
It’s a process.

When the color’s right
and the cheese is melted
and there’s that smell.

Yeah.

Are you going to make one now?

Yeah.

It’s understandable.

Artwork to inspire poetry: Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This artwork is of a grilled cheese sandwich.  Although in some sense mundane, it can inspire significant poetry.

For example, a poet could write about a single parent who can’t cook, who makes a grilled cheese sandwich for their child.

Or, a poet could write about a homeless person, who eats a grilled cheese sandwich at a shelter.

Or, a poet could write about a latchkey child, who makes themselves a grilled cheese sandwich when they are home alone.

Through a grilled cheese sandwich, a poet could explore issues such as single parenthood, homelessness, and latchkey children.  There are also other issues that could be looked at.

P. S. Have you thought of a poem that uses a grilled cheese sandwich? If so, why not send it in to M. Sakran for consideration?  It might get published on this blog.  See the Considerations page for more information.