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a meal of words

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bsquirrel
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0 posted 05-26-2000 02:49 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for bsquirrel

This one's especially for all those who say my poems are a hearty meal. I thank you.

Mike

-a meal of words-
i. appetizer
A low bowl of broth, spoondipped,
Beads of drops of lightened color against soft metal.
Drowned leaves swimming, floating sailors (greenery)
On the lip of things.

ii. side
Rolls knifed gently, buttered yellow waft
Of smells -- like oil -- against the air.
Crumbs rest on the plate, waiting to be discovered, tested…
Lifted; chewed away.

iii. main
Finally, the heavy dish, steaming, is placed
And you go at it with positioned hands, silverware
fogging reflections. Meat. Drink. The music of
swallowing, throat moving, eyes watering at the spices,
Mouth hot, swallowing more; steam in belly. Seeds in teeth.
Softened center, the meat of words and their effects
hardening as they slide -- some -- into memory.

iv. afterdinner mint
The plates are removed,
A remainder of shiny foil wrapping some sweet surprise
sitting there, waiting to be opened. devoured.
Forgotten but appreciated.

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serenity blaze
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1 posted 05-26-2000 03:02 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Only one point of difference here--NEVER FORGOTTEN.  You underestimate yourself with that and S'en protests....thank you for the fine meal...
Janet Marie
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2 posted 05-26-2000 07:51 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

On the lip of things.

ii. side
Rolls knifed gently, buttered yellow waft
Of smells -- like oil -- against the air.
Crumbs rest on the plate, waiting to be discovered, tested…
Lifted; chewed away.
--------------
Softened center, the meat of words and their effects
hardening as they slide -- some -- into memory.

iv. afterdinner mint
The plates are removed,
A remainder of shiny foil wrapping some sweet surprise
sitting there, waiting to be opened. devoured.
Forgotten but appreciated.
-------------

what???...NO FRENCHFRIES!!!
and where's dessert? LOL j/k...
tasty treat here, served up with creativity and coolness.
leaves me most satisfied.
later-chef-gator
jm/bs
bsquirrel
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3 posted 05-27-2000 01:02 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Ah, my two finest customers! Pull up a chair. Sit down. Wait for your meal in the candlelight. And don't forget to tip heavily for better service.  

Mike
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4 posted 05-27-2000 06:34 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Mike~
What a menu !
I'm stuffed !
(Tip under napkin)
~*Marge*~


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bsquirrel
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5 posted 05-27-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Marge,
Nice to you see you around these parts. Deers usually have to eat outside, but since a squirrel is running the restaurant (me), to heck with rules!  

Mike
redheart angrybraids
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6 posted 05-28-2000 02:50 AM       View Profile for redheart angrybraids   Email redheart angrybraids   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redheart angrybraids

so,
i have discovered that i really like your words and the way you write them.
thank you for your desciption.
kindly,
redheart angrybraids
doreen peri
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7 posted 05-28-2000 10:47 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

"The music of
swallowing, throat moving, eyes watering at the spices"

loved this... succulent words fill me

you are a poet who satisfies.
well done! (& rare)
bsquirrel
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8 posted 05-28-2000 03:38 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

redheart,
I'm glad you enjoyed -- I know my words are an acquired taste (whatever that means). I appreciate it.  

doreen,
Thanks. Glad to add some sustenance.

Mike
 
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