Kendall Merriam: Crepes

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 12:45pm

    Light and eggy

    heaven in a pancake

    dusted with lemon, sugar

    fruit compote down the middle

    the blessing of Maine blueberries

    other choices

    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