Tagged: spicy

in the summer of

in the summer of
the carolina reaper,
our tomatoes dared

to wander over, lean its
vines upon those spicy branches
.
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thai chili peppers

thai chili peppers
from our garden onto the
kitchen counter, just

waiting for time to help them
change into their red leather coats
.
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when every seventh

when every seventh
neighbor is growing bird’s eye
chili in the front

yard, we follow suit, waiting
for that rainbow of spiciness
.
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we dip into each

we dip into each
weekend like it’s the very
best sauce to go with

the taste that came before, like
a spicy prelude to hunger
.
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we are ready for

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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nearly everyone

the fondest childhood

the fondest childhood
memories dangle

at the other end
of a string – vibrant,
shimmering, spicy,
just out of reach
.
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midsummer sun wedged