Nov. 2: National Deviled Egg Day

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!

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

5 thoughts on “Nov. 2: National Deviled Egg Day

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I do, too, and believe it or not I’d just made a big batch of egg salad last night… which is of course chopped up deviled eggs, basically. I did not know today would be National Deviled Egg day.


    2. lifelessons Post author

      I can’t find a place to comment on your blog, but I was amazed at the number of celebrities who graduated from your high school. Did you know who they were before they became famous? It really is astounding. How big was your school? There were only 91 in my entire high school!



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