Tagged: ice cream

with the promise of

with the promise of
homegrown
mint comes delicious
thoughts of chutney,
ice cream, soothing
tea, and julep
for another
day in quarantine
.
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on the way to home-

on the way to home-
made ice cream, we picked basils
from the garden – sweet,

purple, and thai – perhaps the
formula for joy is choice
.
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two scoops of ice cream,

two scoops of ice cream,
and two more of marshmallowed
memories – the stuff

reserved for summer’s end, a
delayed gratification
.
20200902:1726
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the recipe for

the recipe for
stretching
time always
calls for
one to
two scoops
of ice cream,
there’s really no
substitute for
the rich,
sweetly cool
seconds acquired
.
20160220:1618
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the days are designed

the days are designed
for melting –
when the caramel
hits just right,
we are hooked
.
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somewhere on our block

somewhere on our block
within earshot,
an apartment’s
smoke alarm has been
triggered –
a recurring three
long beeps
into our slumber.
the strain presses
against my heart
like the time we
shared a scoop
of bruster’s pistachio
ice cream in the
parking lot, and
we couldn’t escape
the intermittent pain
.
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a detour dipped

talking to you about

talking to you about
ice cream on such
a cold day is like
perfecting the slow
churning
that
makes the heart
aerate and
flutter when
talking to you
on any given day
.
20101118:2211
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for $3.25 each, we stand

for $3.25 each, we stand
deep in winter, slowly
chilling, a plastic spoon
between our lips, re-capturing
our fondest childhood
memories, tongues
recognizing
the flavor of tiptoeing
to take in the uniform
buckets behind glass
and having to choose
between so many
swirling destinies
.
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