Tagged: recipe

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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because it always

because it always
kills me a little to
say it kills me a little, i
keep the words
back, allow other
words to hold
pep rallies in the
auditorium of
my mouth, take out
banner ads across
the sides of my
tongue, wait for
a clear day, pack
an extra change
of clothes, order a
down south grilled
cheese and tomato
with a sprinkle of
cajun seasoning as
fall back
before
taking the leap
and asking you to
forget
that i’ve said
anything at all
.
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perhaps words are our

perhaps words are our
very first
spices, nestled
on our tongues
like lost and
found
treasures, waiting
to stir
one another’s
pots of
thoughts and
lived experiences,
make little
explosions,
calm unnerved
nerves
.
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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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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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you scratched out a list

you scratched out a list
of ingredients in the
shape of love, and
somewhere in aisle
six, between the garam
masala
and cumin,
i found it, waiting
to be picked up
and put together,
un-puzzled
.
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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
.
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