Lies and Pizza
Round triangles trying to be three things
Crispy and soft and dripping
Base sauce topped with topping dipped in
Devoured with glee
Sweet on the tongue
Hot on the tongue
Warm fullness in the belly
And then drowsiness
A moment’s satisfaction
And then suddenly remembering your recent
Lactose intolerance diagnosis
That always slips your mind
When round triangles sizzle seductively
Ellie in pizza-land
Wonderous whispers––Eat Me, Eat Me–
Oh. Oh no no no.
The taste turns sour in your mouth.
Ellie Rose McKee is a writer
from Northern Ireland. She has had poems published by Arlen House, Nine Muses
Poetry, and Black Bough; has had short stories included in Women Aloud NI's
'North Star' anthology, The Bramley, and Scarlet Leaf Review; and has been
blogging for over ten years.