Today Poetry Is
a mortar & pestle that grinds out
essential oils from each ingredient
instead of merely chopping up and mixing
food in a whir of blades and electricity
that holds flavor over time and lends
complexity to future pesto, future salsa
its generosity requires effort and care
my drop of sweat might have been the pinch of salt
it needed and the mortar & pestle will remember
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I’ve really enjoyed all of this series this year and this one may be my favorite so far.
Thanks so much. I decided to try a specific approach to the challenge this year, so I’m glad some folks are enjoying them! They’re fun to write and kind of freeing because I always know my topic 🙂