Light and eggy
heaven in a pancake
dusted with lemon, sugar
fruit compote down the middle
the blessing of Maine blueberries
all served up in a Paris pink wagon
we were worried it wouldn’t make it
but nothing to fear
it will be open months
Kendall Merriam was born and raised in Rockland. He has a history degree from Gordon College and pursued graduate studies in military and maritime history at the University of Maine at Orono and Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn. He received grants to study historical research at Colonial Williamsburg and the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
Merriam has been widely published, including in Katyn W Literaturze (Katyn in Literature), a Polish anthology of literary works about the WWII Katyn Forest Massacre by 120 international authors, including Czeslaw Milosz. Most of Merriam’s work has a definite muse – family, friends, and strangers – with life’s larger themes of work, love, loss and death.
a break from greasy burgers, fries
so popular already that the cream brulee’, crème caramel
gone so we make sure
to get there early
on a Saturday morning
loving the flavor of France
expanding choices on the coast
thank you for this nouvelle cuisine
as old as Europe
as new as this crepe parlor.
Kendall Merriam, Home, 8/29/2020 8:00 AM exactly