Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Ode to Celery

Cleaning out my refrigerator, I found a deceased stalk of celery. And I had such good intentions for its use: coarsely chopped and sauteed with green pepper and white onion in Louisiana gumbo; with green pepper and onion in chowder; in Hoover's potato salad with chopped dill pickles; with apples and walnuts in a Waldorf salad; eaten plain or stuffed with almond butter. Hoover says refrigerator drawers should be called "rotters." He's right!

In honor of all the celery I've sacrificed to the refrigerator, here's my

Ode to Celery

The refer knows
you're the one
that stays
until the end
others couldn't
pass the test
fickle
short-term
friends

copoyright 2005 Red Convertible Travel Series

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