my dad loves tamales

my dad loves tamales
but only with lard

bacon grease, real butter,
shortening, 5-star

fat only. on weekends
people visit. I  crave things

I might not eat alone.
willpower is a friend

I ignore. guacamole, chips
cheese, wine, beer.

donuts too, on Sunday
morning. my sleepover friend

speaks through neon teeth
“come on, have two.”

maple bar and chocolate with nuts.
poolside fat. Fuck the two piece

picture. thin my whole life
except that one time. shoveling fat

in Italy, focaccia gnocchi gorgonzola,
pizza pancetta pasta profiterole

my dad loves Italy too.


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