Eggs

POETRY

Do I like you enough?

Words by T. Delaunay & artwork by Alice Woods


I.

Me unfiltered

Pondering upon the eggs while you’re cooking breakfast

Applying all my latest discoveries about self-control

to be able to actually eat

 

Battery cage eggs

Most surely

 

Do I like you enough?

 

Ethics are taking over my life

 

Better to tell you that there is something wrong

Or just make some more tea?

 

With cow’s milk 2 pints green packaging

and refined white sugar

 

Bought at the supermarket

 

2

wait

 

4 things I stand against

packaging included

 

Shall I bring it up again?

I’ll sound annoying

I’m already being impossible

 

Turn around, flip the egg

hop

smile

smile back

 

a poached egg can’t really be flipped

you rather transfer it

onto the toast

 

To be precise

 

You’re not really talking to me you’re talking at me

 

right

clever, clever distinction

 

You’re being very beautiful

 

is sex unethical?

condoms aren’t eco friendly

and neither am I

 

I’m not friendly at all

 

is unprotected sex eco friendlier then

but less ethical?

 

I’m confused

 

You’re so very beautiful

STIs and everything

 

I’ll talk another time

 

II.

You couldn’t prevent yourself for shutting up, could you

 

I try to think what I’ll be able to cook once at home

if I got anything in the fridge

 

Instead

 

Trying to review my primary needs see if there’s anything I can check on the list

sex

check

food

not hungry

sleep too

angry to sleep

water

I swallow the last sip from my glass bottle

 

Glass not

plastic

check

 

another angry message

just for fun

 

I’m bored

Feel sweaty but cold and sick on the train

still 8 stops

 

… check your phone

Hasn’t replied

 

3 stops

 

Hasn’t replied

 

… too bad for me

That’s what I was looking for

going back

 

now I just want to be friendly again

everyone seems to be fine on the overground

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