Note: I’m not a big fan of writing poetry. For some reason, it doesn’t really click. However, I’m always down to challenge my brain in thinking and writing in new ways. So here is an ode to chillies.

Spiciness of pecoroni

Subtlety of jalapeno

The bite of green pepper

And a dash of red flakes

My soup comes together

On this fateful, fever induced day

Mom asks me, “What else does the soup need?”

I say, “More chillies please.”