Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Poem from the editor, A.J. Huffman

Conversation with an Uncooked Egg
“To crack or not to crack,
that is the question.”
                                                                                                        The egg remained stoic, white
                                                                                                        showed no signs of responsive
I pondered this reticence in the face
of consumption, tried again to engage.
“Do you, in fact, pre-date infamous
                                                                                                         Nothing. Egg refused to even crack
                                                                                                         a smile.
I continued, alone in this diatribe.
“Is it wrong that I am okay with
cracking/frying/digesting you,
knowing that – were my intentions
swayed – you might have gone on
to hatch/grow/lay eggs of your own?”
                                                                                                         Egg held tough, conceded no display
                                                                                                         of emotion. My rantings, ignored.
I went for the jugular, more personal
with fatalistic undertones. “Do you have
a serving preference? Shall I scramble?
Turn you over, easy? Poach?”
                                                                                                        Not even a blink. Just blank
                                                                                                        resignation, silent strength.
Defeated by such a show of courage,
I forfeit. “You win.” I replace
fragile orb in carton, move on to bacon
for a more self-indulgent solace.
A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on She has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals. She has is the editor for six online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press ( ). Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at and!/poetess222.

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