TO LIVE IN THIS
First, peel the onions, drop the
if you have time, into the waste
If you're in a big hurry to get
on with it
(as I often find myself, so much
drop them into the left side of
or keep a plastic grocery store
bag for the trash. Pull a
from beneath the countertop.
about scars. Everything you've
lately is a myth. Natural
protect you from harm. Cut
on the vertical axis. Put
the flat weeping
onion to the wooden board.
Cut in thin
vertical strips. You now have
Although there may be tears, nothing
is as complicated as it first might
If your eyes burn, wash your hands.
At this point, you may desire garlic,
green pepper, or tomato (I lean
toward the firm
tomato, the obscenity of garlic).
may or may not be satisfied.
hanging around the place.
much. From here you can go
but don't forget, if you rushed
along, if the dry
peels are piled up (and isn't this
always the way),
someone, maybe you (anyone else
has a mess (one more thing!) to
contend with after all.
© by Laura Lee Washburn