does a belly dance
a limbo too

then stretches on the lawn chair
to roast its greening skin

gingerly placing garlic
and parmesan bits
to spice the bites that sneak up close
with sea salt sprinkles perched

her dances wet the appetite
the sun rays warm the bone
the spices make saliva pour
into zucchini’s cone.

Comfort Food

Feed Your family

Feed Your family

Comfort Food
by Jeanne Poland

My daughter arrived with husband behind,
Post surgery, weary, washed out;
I’d made them a soup with chicken and vegs:
Some broth that gave bones back their clout.

Some wine spiced it sweet, with onions, anise,
Carrots, rosemary, and chicken breasts sliced;
Potatoes, fresh parsley, lemon, zucchini,
Comfort delivered all spiced, sliced and diced!

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