They named us,
crowning us with Laurel
that world was ours – they promised

mountains shaded by mossy canopies
floating in a frothy sea,
flora flushing neon in midnight.

Could we bottle it,
and shrink ourselves to slip
under the cork?

that’s where we’ll keep it –
our secret land
filled with all the splendor.

I dreamt of rusty cars
soldered to a ferris wheel 
revolving too slow, weighed down

Could we imagine it
to be like that delusion
where the world is slow to spin

Could we have more time to dream?


Pesto is a quick and delicious sauce.
It’s great with fresh basil, fresh kale or …


1 cup fresh spinach
5 cloves garlic
4 TBS olive oil
¼ cup slivered almonds
pepper, basil, parmesan cheese
1/2 pound pasta (penne, farfalle, or rotini)

what TO DO

in a pot . . .
salt & boil water
cook pasta

in a food processor (or with a knife) . . .
chopped spinach & seasoning

in a skillet . . .
add olive oil
add chopped garlic, sauté
remove from heat
add spinach mix

in a bowl . . .
add cooked & drained pasta
add spinach mixture
stir – keep stirring
(do this right after the pasta is done cooking so the pasta is still a bit wet and the sauce adheres well)

if you've accidentally made some extra pesto  
or if you've discovered a new favorite, make some extra 
place in a jar - top with a little olive oil
it should keep for about 4 days

- Coco 

11/09/2012 2:05pm

This looks absolutely splendiferous! And did you write these poems? They are so lovely. We're both SO impressed!

12/06/2012 1:10am

This poem is beautiful.


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