Atef Ayadi

Accommodation Of Desire - Poem by Atef Ayadi

I broke the dozen eggs
I bought a few weeks ago.
Only two of them are badly reddish.
My eyes are fixed on the good ones.
I forget to turn the stove on
As Eileen's face appeared
From the back side of my brain.
I sit there glancing at
The unmixed eggs;
Why are the reddish eggs
Considered bad?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 25, 2009

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