Sunday, March 18, 2012


image by robert & shana parke-harrison


It's not just about flavor,
but a rewarding crunch,
as copper grinds heaven
over everything consumable
with gravel-jolt and halt.

I suppose the whole idea
of cracked peppercorns
started before the Spice Wars
and the creaky Dutch ships
loaded with putrid meat,

back in the Garden of Eden,
when Abel discovered
the best companion to salt,
accidentally crushing it
between unsuspecting rocks.

tess kincaid

March 2012

Posted over on her site Life at Willow Manor
Listed as #2 over at Mag 109

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