Dish of the Day (with thanks to Mr Fluffy)

An inauspicious start to this impermanent sunny morning:
concocted reality spooned from thin cardboard,
depressed tv chewing and spitting its non-events,
clagging milk onto sour grapes.


No more faffing, jiggering, pottering.
Filled with organic vigour and creative biscuits,
for lunch I will emerge a new dish
available for one day only:
a glorious tasty sandwich
of my scorpion and the moon.


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Julia Dean-Richards

Julia is a writer and performer living in the Shropshire hills. Her writing is a product and expression of the love she has found whilst journeying through the most difficult times of her life.

6 thoughts on “Dish of the Day (with thanks to Mr Fluffy)”

    1. You are right Jules, about stinging things. I used to look after honey bees, and their qualities are fascinating. I suppose the thing is to be able to balance life, so the sting is countered by… whatever. I take my scorpion seriously, but there was a full moon on the day of my birth, and the combination of the two presents bizarre poetic possibilities.

      1. I don’t know about a full moon, but my ‘sign’ is Scorpio…
        Balance is a tricky thing even when everything seems to be going well.
        One of our children was born on a full moon. 🙂

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