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Time In The Kitchen To Think

some thoughts
are like pancake batter
that hit the pan
of our brain
and always
become circular

we don’t know
where they start or end
but it’s only breakfast

other foods
you add more ingredients to
like onions or celery or carrots
a chopped
part of a conversation
or a quote
that makes you tear up

and then
you stew

there are your favorites
which you cook
again and again

maybe a familiar
chicken dish
or maybe a fish
you caught
on sale

those stories
you lived
and repeat
to yourself

then there’s the ones
you find on famous
cooking shows
and in renowned
cook books

that Alton Brown
or Paula Dean
make look
so appetizing

but which you must practice
for months and months
before you get
it right

and you definitely spice

with salt and pepper
or cayenne
or cumin
to give it more

to seal the deal

this time
in the kitchen

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Thank you for sharing a delightful piece!
I relate to every word, feel that you peeked inside my kitchen where i in Lewis Carroll tradition make cookies out of pure pepper.


Thank you, Iriz! Cooking is a good time to think, isn't it? So glad you enjoyed it.

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My pleasure!


To me this poem has the ingredients to make a fine recipe...i will look to see how you serve the revised edition of your cook book...

raj (sublime_ocean)

Thanks, raj!

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