Tagged: cooking

t minus one entire

t minus one entire
season to winter,
mom and i are giddy,
fingers sugar-
tipped, mouths
citrusy sweet.
end-of-summer
weather is meant
to be this candied-
orange-peel-sticky
.
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on a pork shoulder

on a pork shoulder
kind of afternoon, wishes
are granted loosely,

promises fulfilled, and every
minute finger-lickin’ sweet
.
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when we meet, it is

when we meet, it is
like cherry peppers meeting
onions for the first

time – fiery sweet trading stories
with bewilderingly sweet
.
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there are moments when

there are moments when
i forget – dicing onions,
eagle pose. there are

moments when i remember –
tadasana, making tea
.
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it’s midnight, and we

it’s midnight, and we
are making bread, passing each
lump of dough between

three pairs of hands and wrists, kneading
as one to strengthen our bonds
.
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in both hands, my

in both hands, my
fingertips are still
tingling from cutting
into last night’s
cherry bomb
peppers, so sweet
and delicious a
memory
to meditate on
in child’s pose
.
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we are in many

we are in many
ways merely
ingredients,
going for
that luscious
match –
who is to say
shrimp and
grits
is more
divine than
shrimp with
cocktail sauce,
curry mango,
andouille
.
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