Ode to the potato

Buried deepand groomedby earthwormsyou bringfrom soila modest bulk,an insipidsustenancefor workingweekdaysSundaysfuneralsyet a canvasfor the sweeter savorof the onion,buttergravy and yournightshadesiblings.You, potatoserfand landlordsoldierfighting famine,our silentservant,boiled or friedbeaten, mashedstashed to stemstarvation,you potatoemperorand ruler,king […]

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