“Buerr-seh,” she said,
rolling her r’s ever so slightly
and swallowing the final tasty syllable.
“It’s pronounced, Buerr-seh. It is
a very popular cheese.”
– Ah, oui, fromage . . . and
having thus exhausted most of my French,
I lop off a big chunk of
stirring it into the steaming pasta,
rolling it ‘round the rotini,
creating a macaroni et fromage
that draws a throaty purring
from behind her closed
but perfectly enunciated eyes.
© by Daniel Budd.
Used here with the author’s permission.