Recipe for the Perfect Dish

by M. Douglas Hoss

Take our souls and marinade
In the purest seasonings of hope.
Feel free to hum or serenade,
Dashing here and there Love's scope.

Mix with the sunshine in our hearts
Three cups of beautiful words well chosen.
Heat on low, at least to start,
So our hearts can fully thaw from frozen.

To make the sauce, just add our dreams
To their clarity of thought.
Let it warm until it steams
Then, heat on high to make it very hot.

Now, before you try the smallest bit,
Sprinkle with the sparkling in our eyes.
Then, add the nectar from our spirits
For its aromatic rise.

Pour this over what our souls now are,
Letting nothing go to waste.
Garnish with a wish filled star
To present everything to taste.

At last, sit back to let it bake
And simmer in its juice ‘til done.
Then, from this dish we’ll eat and take
The love, we’ve made, that makes us one.

"From Time To Time" by M. Douglas Hoss

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M. Douglas Hoss was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 28th, 1957. He has studied English and poetry for over twenty years, and in 2005 had his first book "From Time To Time" published by the Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, which was so successful, that signed copies of a first edition paperback sell for over $80.00 on the internet. Afterwards, he taught English and College level literature overseas and later moved to Seattle, Washington where he now resides, working on his next three books.

Last updated April 25, 2013