Cornbread and Chili


Cornbread and chili

Butter and spice dancing on my tongue

You know it’s good when

the cornbread falls apart in your hand

as the butter melts on top…

And the chili’s thick alchemy

satisfies like no other.

An existential happening in the senses

with every bite

like a five second dopamine rush.

It helped that I was hungry


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

46 thoughts on “Cornbread and Chili

  1. I have no doubt this was a wonderful meal, Dwight. In my language we have this saying (translated): hunger makes raw beans sweet. Please do understand I do not suggest your cornbread and chili have any resemblance with raw beans. But the hunger bit…. 🙂

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  2. I like the thought of chili having “alchemy.” The poem is good and it’s evocative: my mother used to make cornbread to go with chili and with other things (corned beef and cabbage on Saint Patrick’s Day).

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