Friday, November 9, 2012

Third Selected November Poem 2012

By The Way, It's Delicious
I look into my bag of tricks
To find a treat both bitter and sweet
Both are needed to balance the doshas
Too much of either and the flavor is wrong
So I grab a handful of bitter
That seems to be more
Than what I would normally think delicious
My fear that the dish so full
Of expensive quality organic ingredients
Is at risk of being spoiled and uneatable
Season, temperature and need of body
Do affect the sense of taste
Sometimes too much is just right
Sometimes just enough is too much
And sometimes
Too little is enough to get by
So I lift my fork to my lips
To taste the fruits of my labors
And decide that I only need
To please my own tongue


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