At Day’s End – Fee Sievers


Diced beef in a wok

Ice in a fat-bottomed glass

I prolong the pleasure of the pour

TV blares as dog barks and kids bicker

Feet scream for a rest while I

Lay out dinner on the bench

Chop carrots and snowpeas

For stir-fry and fresh lime for gin

Just the one but today it’s a double

I splash sauce on red meat

Gin in the glass

Add tonic as ice cracks

Like stepping on egg shells

Add lime slice fresh as summer

Reminds me of hot nights

Like a life time ago

With ice-cold lemonade

Crayons and a grazed knee

No lemons for me

Too often they’re bitter

As am I


Copyright Fee Sievers 2013

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