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The Love Cook: a valentine from poet Ron Padgett and me. Happy hearts.

by on Feb.14, 2014, under time

The Love Cook

Let me cook you some dinner.

Sit down and take off your shoes

and socks and in fact the rest

of your clothes, have a daiquiri,

turn on some music and dance

Around the house, inside and out,

it’s night and the neighbors

are sleeping, those dolts, and

the stars are shining bright,

and I’ve got the burners lit

For you, you hungry thing.


See the photo and full post on my Tumblr Page!

The Love Cook

Poem first printed in Good Poems for Hard Times, Edited by Garrison Keillor, Viking Press, 2005. Photo taken by me in Montreal subway station summer 2013. Translation: “Butter lights up your tastebuds!”

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