Suddenly The Kitchen Was A Zoo – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Photo: still from the original Jumanji movie – monkeys in the kitchen scene – found at hookedonhouses.net

“In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” Julia Child

Suddenly The Kitchen Was A Zoo

Suddenly the kitchen was a zoo,
salamanders and elephants everywhere,
rolling and roiling in a raucous ruckus
scrambling to lick the laden spoon.

Salamanders and elephants everywhere,
the centre island no longer a refuge,
scrambling to lick the laden spoon,
too many cooks spoiling the moment.

The centre island no longer a refuge,
flour in the air, the oven on fire,
too many cooks spoiling the moment,
just trying to feed the monkeys.

Flour in the air, the oven on fire,
rolling and roiling in a raucous ruckus
just trying to feed the monkeys,
suddenly the kitchen was a zoo.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

33 Comments

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33 responses to “Suddenly The Kitchen Was A Zoo – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Love the Julia Child quote! She was quite a woman.♥️

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Sounds like my kitchen when the kids come home, lol.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. This is such a fun poem! Thank you!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I really loved this. I was fun.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Amy

    Can’t imagine cleanning the kitchen. 🙂
    Thank you for the fun poem, Paul.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Life can be so unpredictable! Fun way of looking at it, Paul.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Oh, I love this Paul! Perfect for a pantoum conveying the chaos of the crazy concept of two of my favourite films colliding!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. You painted the picture so vividly, that I was there. Also the quote at the beginning was swell. One should be fearless in the kitchen and in love !

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Charis Counselling

    Very pertinent to the writer😄

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