blood red
it spurts and sprays onto my plate
spattering my shirt
as i squeeze the life out of the bottle

knife and fork at the ready
my stomach growls in anticipation
i saw off a chunk of meat
and smear it around in my condiment of choice
delighting as bite after bite
the fusion of flavors commingle in my mouth
and ecstasy is achieved

until i reach for more
and the horrifying realization sinks in
I’m out of ketchup.

~TM 2012

*For my dear friend Mark who calls me the ketchup queen.

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    • You know, I do that too! I put A-1 and ketchup on my rice. I always have. I LOVE it. It is one of my favorite things. 🙂

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