First Glance

The onion seems to be an underrated vegetable
its appearance is deceiving
remove the nondescript first layer
revealing a soft and tender fragrant body
that can only be seen if one searches

it can be sliced, chopped or diced
be used as a condiment, ingredient or side dish
rarely is it an entrée
even in its translucency its flavor is not mistaken

though it often is overlooked
taken for granted
it is always in the vegetable bin
ready to serve
ready to add that extra something
quietly murmuring
peel me

K.A.T. Corrigan