Food Rapture (Bite)

Chillies © 2015 Daphne C. Alexopoulou
Chillies © 2015 Daphne C. Alexopoulou

Increase the volume!
I want strong tastes,
pure, saturated colours,
I want turmeric, saffron,
green olive oil,
fat pink peppercorns, baby capers,
foods that burst when you bite them,
foods enhanced by sunshine,
and their proximity to the sea.

I want seeds that hiss and crackle,
that pop and sizzle,
and are not, necessarily,
good for you.
Foods that spill out of
the contours that define them.
Foods that burn when you bite them.

Foods that bite you back.

~ Mid-January 2010