Do you remember your first taste of cream?
You were the fuzzy eyed bambi in a colostrum daydream,
They broke bread, you ate,
So many first tastes:
Dense cotton candy circus peanuts,
Salty blue corn chips made of tortilla,
Greasy hamburgers, tomato cheese tin of spaghettio’s for lunch,
Crisp, watery cucumber and orange carrot crunch,
Bubblegum amoxicillin when you were sick,
Pills softly sliding in buttery syrup,
I spit out my first sushi,
Had some more when I found out I just didn’t care for seaweed,
Homemade Creme Brulee, hummus and beef tacos with kidney beans,
Dad’s 20 layer salad, Mom’s enchiladas, tuna casserole and rainbow funfetti,
Food tastes like community and memories,
All of which are salty, bitter, sour, savory and sweet.