Saturday, November 29, 2008

Scouting mission

I made a few rounds to local stores picking up certain goodies for next week's party. Got two key ingredients for egg nog, hurray for rum and bourbon!

I will pick up the torch and ramekins for the creme brulee tomorrow (my sister says it's too complicated but I like a challenge.

I considered mulling some spiced wine but I figure what I have in beverages is plenty.

I may do some fresh guacamole, I will decide the final menu tonight.

Some may wonder, "Why do you do all this?" Because I can. Because it makes me smile to see others enjoying themselves.

I do hope those who show up leave with full bellies and warm hearts...and they brag to everyone who could not make it. ;-) Ha ha just teasing.

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Flame and Bone

When I was made from fire
Poured into the tender vessel of caution
That keeps my smoke from rising
Quickly did I discover that apart from crisp drizzles or falling snow
The world chilled my touched
Walking the narrow cornered gap between girders and cut stone
One learns to tuck his shoulders in or risk
Jostling a neighbor passing by rapt with want
For a clear path without the distraction
Of another man's boiling eyes
The tip of a finger
That oldest of all weapons
Grown deadlier and pristine in its invention
Gathers a mote of a cinder on its bare flesh
And turns pondering how best to scratch the impious itch
Prying open the tender seam
Where the oil of thought dews
Offering a new wick to ignite
Squirming alive as a salamander of mischief
That yearns for a taste of air it is so ready to devour
The steam of breath betrays me
Before the glint of orange spreads
In popping bright waves
Eroding the fibers feeding it
Leaving naught but ash
As my shell of quietude falls away