From within pockets of misfortune,
stowed away in trousers of ill will,
there are morsels of syrupy bliss.
Today, I made my first vegan waffle.
For nine years, I’d battled with
The grid finally
allowed me to knife off
a cornbread cake.
The loss of a colleague;
a dog-eared recipe.
Originally published through the Texas State Honors College.