Glass Poetry Press

Volume Three Issue One

Lisa J. Cihlar

A New Year's Diet Resolution

Brains are the most densely caloric food there is. If your plane crashes in the Andes and the person next to you, who reads a magazine for the entire flight instead of being personable, dies, fight to get part of her brain. It might even be me. I might have been reading a People magazine, which I intended to leave in the pocket of the seat in front of me so no one waiting for me at the airport would know the lowbrow life I sometimes lead. Now I suppose you would rather eat the brain of a reader of Poets and Writers. Just so you know, I have a subscription to it, and Cooks Illustrated. I read it faithfully but I do not think they ever covered the cooking and eating of sweetbreads.