One Part Boy

For Day/Poem 2, I utilized NaPoWriMo’s optional prompt “to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe.” The beginnings of this came to me fairly immediately after I woke up this morning.

Journal draft:

one part boy

 

And the final:

 

One part boy to two parts free
Snip off the tip for an old decree
One part boy to one part free
Pound to an even consistency

One part boy to one part teen
Simmer uncovered over torn blue jeans
One part boy to two parts teen
Harden under pressure from the football team

One part boy to one part man
Crack the brittle shell for the cast-iron pan
One part boy to two parts man
Grab her by the pussy just to show you can

One part boy to one part dad
Grease with the fat of the life he’s had
One part boy to two parts dad
Bring to a boil when the man gets mad

One part boy, one part regret
Stew on low, hope to forget
One part boy, two parts regret
for the freer man that he never met.

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