Here you have these cold cuts,
neither too fresh, nor too dry:
just the right degree of aging.
Serve them with a salad on the side:
dog hips and asparagus
to evoke the wilderness,
sea weed against assumptions,
stereotypes and prejudice.
to feed your mind,
a soft-boiled egg to welcome what’s new,
onion to arise strong feelings in you.
Basil leaves for heritage,
cherry tomatoes for identity.
Coriander and a pinch of cumin
tell the passion for foreign things.
For the dressing: a sprinkle of EVO oil
for the love of the land,
and red vinegar for rants.
Doesn’t taste very good;
well, nor do I.