how to make a dead man.

a simple dish it may seem

but the preparations are a bit twisted

to start, take some lost cause and whisk it

till its foamy nature spills over the bowl

in it, you must add some citrus

till it smells of fatalistic detritus

rising up your nostrils like a vulgar mistress

when satisfied, pop a bottle and add some beer

to soothe the sourness, to soothe the sheer smell of vengeance

it is optional, but it sure does soften the tendons

now fill an aluminum tin with the mix

and heat the oven to a tight 250°C for an hour half open

while you wait, you may sip the leftover liquid fix

when the heat is ready, the tin goes in and the hot air takes over

you can now bend your waist and watch the red beam light up like a nova

wear clean clothes and tidy up after

and be back in a few days

to find

a delicacy of rotten flesh and cold skin for you to savor

PROMPT 2 – Today, I’d like you to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe! It can be a recipe for something real, like your grandmother’s lemon chiffon cake, or for something imaginary, like a love potion or a spell.

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