Summer Treat

Fat slabs of bacon
slapped on the griddle
sizzled and curled.
That frying pan sings its song,
flame burning
grease bubbling
never spatter-free.

Stack ‘em high
with a few tomatoes,
between some greens.
Mama says,
Make it healthy,
serve on whole wheat bread.


A second quadrille (poem of exactly 44 words, sans title) for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. Victoria asks us to use the word “burn” or a form of the word. Thought I’d add a humorous one to the mix today. For a more sensuously burning take, go to my first post Tryst.

21 thoughts on “Summer Treat

    • lillian February 26, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Yep — yah gotta love those hogs! 🙂


  1. Victoria C. Slotto February 26, 2018 / 6:00 pm

    That last line has me howling! It’s like having a diet coke with a double Big Mac! But I agree–bacon: salivating. Yum.

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    • lillian February 26, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Hah! Exactly! Glad you got the humor. 🙂


  2. Charmed Chaos February 26, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    How true with the bread- love this Lillian! As Homer Simpson would say, “ummmm, bacon.”

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    • lillian February 26, 2018 / 7:41 pm

      Smiling I am at your comment here! 🙂


    • lillian February 26, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Absolutely: vegetables and whole grains that sop up the fats! What can be more healthy?

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  3. Adda February 26, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    I can smell it now. Mmmmm. Love bacon!!! It is hard to make it healthy but the greens n whole wheat bread will do it for me. 😁


  4. katiemiafrederick February 27, 2018 / 2:18 am

    HAha.. tHis reMinds me..
    mY smEll went aWay afTer
    A Cold last Spring and when
    it came
    ice cream
    smelled like
    bacon and
    bacon didn’t smell
    like bacon then on the
    Solar Eclipse Summer Night
    for me at least i identified
    it as a Doomsday Smell
    then the rest is hiStory
    so far and with
    A Youth
    Fighting back now
    out there the smell
    is groWing normal now
    perHaps one day bacon
    And ice cream will come back separate..
    As Love Wins aGaiN aS Hope aWay from lies oF Fear and hAte
    And tEars and other ‘stuFF’.. it’s True ‘that’ smelled like ‘bacon’ too..
    WitH A dArK T..
    RuMP RoaST.. Hehe..;)


  5. Jane Dougherty February 27, 2018 / 6:07 am

    Something I could never do now. Funny how tastes change.


  6. rivrvlogr February 27, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Sounds good, with or without whole wheat!


  7. Frank Hubeny February 27, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I like this phrase: “never spatter-free” On my diet I’m not allowed wheat whole or partial.


  8. Linda Kruschke February 27, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Was just having a conversation on Facebook with a friend about bacon, and it made me hungry. Good thing I went to go get lunch before I read this. 🙂


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