Back burners are funny.
They're usually simmering the tastiest parts,
and usually left burning far too long,
scorching to an unrecognizable crisp
what could and should have been
But we stack up more and more layers
on our own back burners,
dropping incongruous ingredients into
inedible garish concoctions,
seasoned with a touch of despair
and paired with a dash of resignation.
What good can come from putting anything on the back burner?