Amazing Kids! Magazine

Jaded Soufflé

By Emily Witt, age 17, Florida


Inspired by MKR’s Cross Creek Cookbook

The pendulous, pear-shaped heartthrob,
The handsome member that grows on a green vine,
A tropical vegetable
That lives to cover acres.
One hot summer distinctly lives
Without tasting those who resemble
Pale stages of kohlrabi.
I grieve to speak
Of the sieved salt, sugar, and corn
That made chayote,
A buttered casserole.
My jade-green emotions: baked,
Hardened, and sliced into pieces.