Poetry Thursday: Helliday pudding


Start with a week
or two
(or four
if you’re really hungry).

Squeeze gently
until each day feels
a little shorter to the touch,
and looks
a little darker to the eye.

Add a pinch too much sugar
or salt
or rum
as desired.

Mix thoroughly
until your arm tires
and the concoction
forms stiff peaks.

Enjoy immediately.

(Note: This will look better
than it tastes.)


Image by respres via Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.

One comment

  1. Yes ! SO temptingly good looking, but the stiff peaks are always lying in wait.

    Thank you for the timely reminder.. just heading out to the end-of-term thang, grinning and going easy ;)

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