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 …

the STUFF

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

enjoy!
- Coco 

Jiffany
11/09/2012 2:05pm

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

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Jordan
12/06/2012 1:10am

This poem is beautiful.

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