Tagged: spice

there are scrolls to

there are scrolls to
each of the world’s
regions tucked into
our kitchen drawer
we unfurl them, two
or five at a time
over bowl, pan,
or pot, tasting
the mysteries
.
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we find spices where

hosting requires a

hosting requires a
different set of
ingredients
every time,
but in the middle
of stirring, always
add a teaspoon
of mom’s secret
ingredient:
the spice of making
people feel at home

.
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let us be only

let us be only
one spice
away from
what makes us
different, or perhaps
two or three
spices away,
enough to tempt
our tastebuds
.
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somewhere between this

somewhere between this
universe and the next one
over, a new spice
.
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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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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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for vampires, werewolves,

for vampires, werewolves,
zombies, or lovers, garlic
is arguably the best
litmus test – come,
don’t be shy
.
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words are meant

words are meant
to be kept
on spice racks,
to be used
sparingly, and only
to elevate the flavor
.
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somewhere in Lansing,

somewhere in Lansing,
you are stocking up on
clean, fresh snow
to spice things up,
a fitting breakfast
for the day after
.
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