Soothing textures guide me as I

feel my way, half asleep, to the kitchen.

Exquisite ceramic slices through your morning fruit

a little too easily for my current state of lucidity.

Though my stomach is queasy at this hour and I

cannot entertain talk of,  let alone sight of food;

I find the aroma of your sweet, crisp, tart,

Granny Smith apples unusually appealing.


With briefcase in hand you emerge, babbling on

about your days food intake and preparation,

I offer your breakfast politely and pretend not to hear.

Intently you query if I will be joining you for lunch…

I will but…, and then with all the sternness I can muster…

I cannot possibly eat as early as eleven!

With intense incredulity your amber speckled spruce gaze

cuts right through my determined demeanor;

and like the adorable kitten that you just can’t say no to…

you greet me with unabashed enthusiasm

when I show up, food in hand… precisely at eleven.


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Dani Heart (46 Posts)


  1. Dani, it’s funny, but all I want for breakfast is my coffee and pastry (preferably a cheese danish from Grand Central Bakery and Cafe). By the time I’m in the mood for bacon and eggs, it’s lunchtime, but I figure my stomach won’t know the diff, so I have eggs and bacon for lunch. In fact, breakfast is my favorite meal any time of the day except for breakfast time. :)

    P.S. Those apples look delicious!

  2. Dani Heart (Author)

    I can go till 2 or 3pm without eating a thing, but I know I should eat something. I like breakfast food at other times of the day too. Every morning I fix Noelle’s fruit, either apples or cutie oranges, but I never eat in the morning. She thinks about food from the moment her eyes open…you would think she would be heavy, but no I am the heavy one…go figure. lol Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.. you’re the best. Hugs..

  3. Anya

    Earlier this year, I worked as a home aide, helping to take care of the mother of one of my friends who also preferred an 11am lunch time. I went through much the same thing – ‘I can’t eat this early…and I can’t eat grilled cheese every day this early, either!’

  4. Dani Heart (Author)

    It’s really hard to eat if you are not hungry. I struggle with that all the time. I love grilled cheese, but early…hmmm not so much. lol Sounds like we have that in common. :) ty for commenting it means so much.

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