Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Scoville Organoleptic Test

by Kumari de Silva

Road ragged vagabonds rely on cyber synopses
to discriminate between bland franchise inns.
Who can distinguish Austin from Phoenix when
Motel 6 hosts such predictable repetition?

I drive on the I-10 westward 920 more miles,
diverse terrain peppered with redundant idles.
Only fellows on the trail, kind enough to post
can throw up the unregulated info I crave:

alerts to Capsaicin laden pizza available next exit
singular to New Mexico, unique in spicy flavor.
The hotness of chilis dances excellently across
thick tomato sauce. It's heaven served burning.

1 comment:

  1. I want to plagiarize the last line, which is my way of saying this is awesome!