Most human beans
are boiling besides a bunch of eggheads
who don't know what they are talking about
and bland potatoes who don't care

Onions are different:
they give ordinary casseroles pizzazz
transforming beans into culinary activists
and vegetables
into yummy syrabites

Even before slicing
they are undaunted
by hot skillets
sizzling with gusto
when flames strike

Cooking well
requires gusto
and each veggie
has a part to play

Don't worry about getting mixed up
we're all simmering
under time's flames.

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