A kitchen conversation
What do I fancy?
Cheese on toast
that meltingly enveloping comfort.
bracingly headachy cold turning to creamy sweet.
strong saltiness and fearless consumption of fat.
Toast and jam
crunchy, sticky, childish comfort
especially dripping butter and cut into triangles.
oh, the siren call of the Hobnob
illicit, delicious and scoffed on the sly.
so wholesome and noisy, juice runs down my fingers.
immerse your senses in flavours never found in nature.
always chocolate, a snap-off-a-square addiction I can’t explain.
a sneaky little Santa’s secret, all the sweeter for its cunning hiding place.