crumbled and rolled

cisgendered 09/30/2009

Filed under: edible,gender trouble — paperslightertext @ 10:54 pm

it is said there’s an invisible knapsack
and they dare me to unpack it

and to start where it hurts
or feels uncomfortable, so sorry my

mind turned to your curt email,
sealed your fate as black sheep
took a fantasy too far- so judged-
world sucks life’s trudged up
to ignorance again,

it’s the radical that gets me, gender
queers, the bawdy binary outlaws-

but my part time uniform
is full slave labor maid ensemble.
so cisgendered, can’t help but
cling to the straps, aching back
loathing the personality split.


villanelles are tiresome! perhaps finish later when grammar return! 05/17/2009

Filed under: edible — paperslightertext @ 9:59 pm

i vow to take complete yoga breaths
each day between absurdist verses,
so i don’t drop dead of excess stress.

ask permission of your chaperon
before you strip to dance
lest you down too much patron.

if slick nick asks you to get stoned,
before your hippie trance-
ask permission of your chaperon.

pretty city boys sport shining iPhones,
handheld bougie deviance
having downed too much Patron.

VILLANELLES ARE TIRESOME. pfffllt. (makes jackoff motion.) BLEUHHH.

bouncing having banged my crown
on the shelf where the timeclock lives
dancing having drank it down
nonsense rhymes all i can spurt
from the sparks ground metal tracks
a little warbling’ll do,
just please never ask me to rap.

question: shall i posit that
the neighbor lady shimmy
‘cross the way to my lonely
cold home to eat fanciful
green cheese biscuits?

answer: why, yes, i shall…


my din-din 04/11/2009

Filed under: edible — paperslightertext @ 10:57 pm

noodles for passover? (i already ate leavened bread)

wanted to make pad thai but had no recipe… instead, i ended up using stuff in the fridge to make this. no impressive picture cause my camera is shit. just use your imagination

juice of 1 lime, 1 lemon, garlic, mint, cilantro, green onion, peanuts (roughly chopped)

saute tofu, mushrooms, rice noodles, red pepper, in that order, until crispy and perfect.

refreshment bev:
torn up mint, squeeze of lemon, water, ice.


der kartoffel 04/08/2009

Filed under: edible — paperslightertext @ 12:27 am

insatiable hunger for potatoes
and all the other steps before:


latkes for one 04/04/2009

Filed under: edible,readable — paperslightertext @ 9:33 pm

tonight i made latkes, just for the hell of it. one of them ended up splattering in the pan so that it had six points, like a star of david, and i thought of my grandmother and cried.

then i smothered them in sour cream, packed up the pipe and felt better.

peel 2 medium-sized potatoes, chop em real fine in the food processor with a little bit of onion (half of one if you love onion, i only used a tiny bit because i loathe them). squeeze some excess moisture out of those babies, as much as you can. lightly beat one egg, add salt and pepper. mix in potato, add maybe a tablespoon of matzo meal (if you’ve got it- i used flour, worked OK for me). put some oil in a skillet- more than enough to coat the pan. enough so that the latkes take a little bit of a bath. now drop the mixture in tablespoons on the skillet. let em sit for a few minutes until they are crispy and brown on the bottom, then flip them and brown them on the other side. put em on paper towels to soak up the grease. serve with sour cream and applesauce. (i put hot sauce on mine instead)