recipes

It comes with
cinnamon or sage
a pinch of ginger,
a song, the dress
we sewed together,
the Valentine’s
dance, Brazilian lullabies
at midnight,
how we would
tread through
the snow
looking for
the perfect tree,
the sweet
and sharp smell
of pine, candles that
lined the road,
chocolate chip, sweet
molasses and
the roast ‘beast’,
sweltering summer
when the
summer faeries
visit and dance
baskets
homemade
and hidden,
scent of oranges
peeled by
tiny hands,
mistletoe kisses
candied fingers
that now
call home for
the recipes
and how wonderful
that makes
me feel, chosen
pieces of me
that you carry
forward to share
with others, black
bananas make
the best bread,
meatballs
and pasta,
feijoada e arroz,
photographs
no longer
line the walls,
they fill the space
that divides
us across
these landcapes,
rugged and arid,
saguaro and piñon
blended
together create
the stories now,
stimulate
the memories,
such sweet flavors
together
formed the dream,
these are
the recipes
we make.

  • For Eleni
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summer’s faeries

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