scrambled

if he tries to crack your shell
or she tries to pour out your
yoke – splat – on the searing iron;
if he tries to beat you with a whisk
or she tries to scratch, scrape,
scramble, and mangle you;
if he tries to cut you with his knife
or she tries to prod and poke you
with the teeth of her fork;
if he tries to assault you
or she tries to pepper you
just to whet their appetites;
if he tries to devour you
or she tries to serve you up
taking everything for themselves,
kick those cooks out of your kitchen.
it’s up to you to choose who dines
on all the fine gifts you have to give them.

© Rylan Skelly, July 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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