Tagged: spices

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

today, you would be

today, you would be
one-hundred-and-two, the spices
of life
coloring

your cheeks – your words, the best kind
of comfort, keeping us warm
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: coloring

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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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: tastebuds

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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being present and

being present and
not being present are two
bottles of spices –

at any given time, we
miss or exceed their uses
.
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on the way to you,

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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the better way to

the better way to
do it requires a steady
swirling – not too much.

a sprinkle of cinnamon
later, and the evening’s set
.
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