2017 Day 2 – Recipe

First you require
A growing familiarity
(Organic for preference).
Allow to ripen naturally
Before harvesting.
Impatience will result
In a bitter aftertaste
And a feeling of emptiness,
Prepare carefully
Removing the hard outer layers
Which should be discarded.
Begin to warm slowly
Until simmering.
(On no account allow
To boil over
You may wish to add
A little alcohol at this point.
Exercise caution:
Less is more.
Now strip off the inner layers
To reveal
(If you are lucky)
A tender heart.
This will nourish you.


Notes: The prompt was to write a poem inspired by, or in the form of, a recipe.


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