Plat du jour

Dedicated to Matthew Froud

At my table I serve you
plump tomatoes of empathy
bright peppers of joy
creamy eggplants of meaning
in a tangy pickle of truth

I sprinkle you with sugar
and tickle you with berries.
When you're gone
I sizzle you in my memory
and fry up a plan
to invite you again

Tineke Van der Eecken (Western Australia)

First published in Creative Connections 2012

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