Tagged: home cooking

it takes one fold to

we should thank god for

between the soaking,

between the soaking,
the slicing, the mixing, and the
rolling, three hundred

spring rolls year after year, a
highly choreographed love
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: choreographed

four days later, you

a little bit of

a little bit of
this, a little bit of that,
who wants to roll some

falafel balls? oops, this package
reads pocketless pita

.
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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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i don’t suppose spinach

i don’t suppose spinach
ever dreams beyond sun,
water, cool soil, and more
sun. it may never
imagine being folded
so lovingly
, steamed
or lightly sautéed
with a touch of olive
oil and two cloves
of garlic. simplicity
sometimes eludes
the best of us
.
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because we did not

because we did not
see the broad-winged
hawk this morning
covering the
backyard, you pulled
out a favorite
from your magical
repertoire, waved
the eighth wand Dad
bought to replace the
others – you swear
it’s lighter on the
wrist – and for
the umpteenth
time, plated
a dish to right
all wrongs

.
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homecoming is

there are always one

there are always one
or two dishes that you have
to order as you are making
your way home – dishes
that are never quite
the same when plated
on someone else’s plate
.
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