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After long illness
Feb 22, 2005
God never makes anything without a remedy
T. H. White
Sprinkle me with rose water, saffron and powdered cloves.
I crave Basilisk baked in hummingbird milk, haunch
of unicorn—O, Lord, set before me full platters.
I celebrate star fruit, brie, angel hair pasta,
artichokes, tilapia, wine,
drizzled truffle oil,
and parsley both curly and flat.
Bard pheasant breasts, crush garlic, whip cream,
and let me lick the bowl and the beaters.
Deep fry onion rings. Stew the okra
and the collard greens. Fill me with popcorn, doughnuts
and fried egg sandwiches.
Hold the ketch