Thursday, May 21, 2009

the importance of cooking a meal together

we wash and we cut
we pepper and salt
we marinate in balsamic vinegar
the grease from the burgers drips tiny bits of fuel to the steady flame
we drink a beer and admire the garden he has made while our food simmers in the background
we laugh and we take deep breaths
even though both of us have terrible allergies
we grill the wheat buns and take out the healthy vegetable based buttery spread
we skew the corn and cut into the delicate mushroom
each bite feels like an awakening of the senses
i can't remember the last time we cooked together
he agrees it has been a long time
we finish every bite
bellies full, smiles wide, we clean up
and follow it all with a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream.

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