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The beans were exciting

The beans were exciting

I tried cooking in my new Quicksilver jacket, just
An affectation I assure you – no, not the coat
Or the cooking but me in the wearing of it,
A form of warped appreciation, and when I think
Of it the gag was truly fitting; it wasn’t new,
A barely used waterproof surfers’ jacket bought
At the Market for five dollars, zippered, hooded
And lined for the worst possible weather, not
Really a substitute for the chef’s tunic, however
I found it warm and reassuring with its huge
Embroidered logo on the back, like a newly doffed
Personality, approved, well-used, somehow inviting,
And thus appropriate for an innovative recipe of zesty
Beans and cheese with ginger and yogurt.
Like my wearing the jacket the beans were exciting.



Poem The beans were exciting - Ivan Donn Carswell