You can eat Shakshuka
at breakfast for its eggs
or lunch for tomato stew
and dinner for all of it
and nobody will care.

Nobody will tell you
you’re silly for eating
that at dinner or so early
because it can be eaten
any damn time of the day.

So eat your Shakshuka
and don’t ask whether
it would be better earlier
or later because it’s just
perfect as it is. Dammit.

* A restaurant in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn with the BEST Shakshuka (Middle Eastern dish).

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