Alice's Kitchen
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Written by
Gerry Miller
February 2010
Contributor
Written by
Gerry Miller
February 2010

Alice’s Kitchen



I admire Gertrude’s puzzling poetry,


her impressionistic prose,


the famous Picasso pose –



regal and so like Caesar.


I agree,


Gertrude was a genius.



Yet, I prefer the company of Alice,


who, in declining years –


alone and destitute,


refused to barter just one



priceless canvas


to pay for food or rent.


Friends prodded her,


Compose a cookbook –


market your culinary artistry.



In my reverie, she welcomes me


to her aromatic kitchen –


I dip a silver spoon



into an icy yogurt soup,


dine on guinea hen


she confessed to murdering


this morning.



The feast might close in her salon


with coffee served in china cups –


Alice lifts a crystal plate, presents


her fabled herbal brownies.


In confidence she whispers,

Two are quite sufficient.


Let's be friends

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Comments
  • Gerry Miller

    So good of you to comment. Our friend Renate encouraged me to post this ... I'm very much an amateur!
    Gerry

  • Judith van Praag

    Lovely Gerry!

  • Gerry Miller

    Thank you for the kind comment, Ginster. So glad you enjoyed this.