Regarding Thanks

a soul is a boneless basil covered chicken thigh
in a mushroom sauce. first the chicken is sauteed
to fill the pain with flavor, then mushrooms added
to brown them just a tiny bit, before the broth
soaks them.

it is served with wild rice, buttered and salted,
and steamed asparagus.

If you don’t understand, first, how the soul is made
then it is nearly impossible to comprehend
the nature of forgiveness, of gratitude and of course

I recommend the chardonnay with that, or
if you are like me, perhaps too wild, have a smoke
and a large bit of brandy

savor every bite, every moment
until even the moon forgets what you ate
and why.