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The Humble Egg

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Today we’re asked “to write a poem that uses the form of a list to defamiliarize the mundane.”

The Humble Egg

Shell:
White, brown, pale green, blue,
Cuticula, chalaza
Make sure they’re farm-fresh new
Viscous albumen:
Niacin, magnesium
Yolk:
calcium, fat, protein, potassium
Kitchen salvation for mothers and men
Scrambled, over easy,
Sunnyside up
Poached and served
in blue willow cups.
Frittatas, omlettes
Atop the ramen
Ordinary, extraordinary
Oh humble egg.

Ljg 2019

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