French Toast

Liscio's French Toast of Liscio's Bakery @ Glassboro, New Jersey
Liscio's French Toast of Liscio's Bakery @ Glassboro, New Jersey

fresh toast is sitting on the table
surrounded by a few crumbs, on top a white plate
and the knife is barely capable
of balancing itself in place
the lady tries to move it to a more aesthetically pleasing state
but alas, a knife is just a piece of metal
you can't expect it to understand its name.
"you want me to cut
you want me to spread
you want me to balance on butter.
you want me washed
you want me well-kept
you want me used by another."
"you can't expect her to know" says the fork
as it coarsely whisks some eggs
"after all she's just a lady and
if she wants to stand, she has those things called Legs.
and if you put yourself, for a moment, in her position
you'd see it's not so simple to be her too.
Look at that now, you see, she's crying as she holds me,
what'd I tell you?"
"You want me to be sweet
you want me to spread
you want me to balance on heels.
You want me to clean
you want me in bed
you want me to forget how to feel."
"you can't expect him to know" says her lady-friend
as she twirls her nappy hair
"after all he's just a man, just put yourself in his position,
how do you think a man feels?"
he must feel real
"he must feel real"

and the knife "he must feel real"
and the wife "he must feel real"
Everyone agrees. The lady offers tea.


2011 Moira G. Gallaga©

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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

Alright. Did you make that? I think I'm in love. I'll be right over... FRENCH TOAST is one of my vices. My Dad used to make it all the time when I was young and he'd always serve it with Karo Maple Syrup. Oh man.... Alright it's off to La Madelaine in the morning because they make cinammon French Toast that is awesome!


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moiragallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Unfortunately, not that particular French Toast. That Cinnamon French Toast sounds delicious!

My son just loves French Toast, he can't get enough of it. Breakfast, afternoon snacks, I have to prepare a bunch to address his craving. Sometimes, we substitute honey for the maple syrup.

Thanks for your comment Suburban Poet.

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