Cocoa and Laura
Two tablespoons of sweetness,
powdered chocolate ~ chestnut brown,
a pinch of nutmeg ~ to bring the pictures `round.
Snow in cinnamon ~ to give the edge.
Bring the milk to a boil.
And when dark December is quiet,
and when the white blankets the blackness,
enjoy cocoa and Laura together,
filling your mouth, your mind, your meaning.
Bring the music to a boil.
~ d.wharnsby, Kitchener, Canada, November 1993
A poetic recipe as tribute to artist and songwriter Laura Nyro (1947 – 1997)