by Meg Curran
I don't need a lesson. They think
we are pigs. Small mind. (Most of us
Exhibit A: the deep-fried Twinkie.
Ex. B: the deep-fried pizza. Novelties
that you might have at the fair once
I'm gonna take that as an insult. But
we learned it from where we came
from so I don't want to hear any
criticism. They’re worse than us a lot
of times, that's not even disputable.
Do you think some people think
about the past and want to make sure
everyone is fed so no one starves?
Well of course. It’s not for no reason.
My mother is a country woman. I imagine
you won’t have too much trouble finding
country women who will feed you.
Invite me over. We can eat some of
that stuff together and be friends.
Meg Curran (she/her) is a Georgia-born writer and editor. She currently lives in Norway and writes mostly about belonging, culture, heritage, and food.