My time to cook

I won’t get any writing done tonight

I’m just preparing a meal for the family

I arrived earlier than my wife and stepson

so I started dinner

I sometimes enjoy cooking


on the other hand 

I absolutely love

sitting out back

smoking cigars


cooking meat

just what I like 

mixed with cooking meat

but cooking inside can be pleasurable as well

tonight I made boneless

skinless buffalo-seasoned thighs

with homemade yellow rice

and broccoli with yellow queso cheese

I was sweating my ass off

preparing this meal

my face dripping

wiping with paper towels

the stove giving off

a hellfire of temperature

even though I’ve been

perspiring the entire day at work

it’s just easier to sweat

for the ones I love 

for free