No need to wade through recipe books
hymning the culture of the
Mediterranean basin
or seek out a delicatessen

where a little man you know
stuffs unborn walnuts for you. No chives,
basil, marjoram, planning menus,
returning invitations,

sitting around making appreciative
noises — just 8 minutes to make
& 6 to eat & it’s over.
Fuel’s in. Life goes on.