Mama taught me to make 
the family favorite.
Her’s were light and fluffy
speckled with bright green
parsley. Spoonfuls of batter
atop the chicken and gravy
Ten minutes topless
Ten minutes covered.

I went off the grid making
mine with flecks of thyme to
spice it up.

Moist dumplins soaked
in chicken gravy ready to
slither down.

Nosy lid lifters were not
Mama’s big wooden spoon
would smack your paw as
my little brother found out
real quick!