#160--Alchemy Today

Home Fries from Afar

Gerard de Nerval
writes in Aurelia
that the human imagination
has produced nothing
that is not true
but today
I ordered an omelette
the waitress asked
do you want home fries
and onions
and I said sure

the omelette was like
a padded envelope
the home fries
were little once-frozen cubes
of potato possibly potato

and I said to the waitress
how can you call these
pellets home fries?

well, they're fried
she says smiling
and taking my money