Crouton (An Edible Poem)

A single crouton
symbolizes:
refinement
taste
delicate palate

A single crouton
next to: bulbous loaf
puffy baguette
sour batard

symbolizes:
numb crumbs
the attempt
a meager breakfast.

Crouton
sounds elegant
on romaine
which sounds like
more than salad
Crouton simply means
crust (left-over)

Consider eating
a single crouton
for breakfast everyday
Consider
what it symbolizes.

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