Nov. 2: In Honor of National Deviled Egg Day (Really)
Day of the Dead Buffet
Revitalized demons are deviling our eggs,
scrambling the yolks and mixing their dregs
with pickles and mayo and onions and mustard,
to the consistency of clotted custard,
filling their shells up and eating them whole
without the help of a plate or a bowl.
If you are tempted, don’t sample their yolk.
Don’t stick out your fingers to give them a poke,
then lick the residue off of your finger.
The power of finger food’s likely to linger.
Devilish spirits inhabit the food
of this entire unholy brood.
So if you must party with this ghoulish bunch,
Don’t sample the buffet. Just bring your own lunch.
When I asked Dan and Rhonda to make me some deviled eggs, they took a different slant on the request. Note the avocado horns!!!
First photo by Tahira Walker on Unsplash. Second photo by me. Thanks, Dan and Rhonda, for furnishing the subject!