Tuesday, 12 July 2016

candied grapefruit peel

my teita*
was a very broken
and hard aged
palestinian woman
i don't hold
it against
her
Candied Grapefruit Peel
Photo credit: A Happy Food  Dance

war & death
could lead
the least brittle
mind to snap
but -- feel
she could have
done a few things
differently

nevertheless
at this juncture
that is neither
here nor there
as she'd passed
nearly
a decade
ago

however
when she'd prepare
treats for me
it was always --  certainly
a labour of love

found out, exactly
how tedious it is to make
candied grapefruit peel
just this week

i'd picked these massive
double d size grapefruits
from our local grocer
with the intent to make
these exotic confections
myself -- delicious
but time consuming
beyond to the hilt

the grapefruit faired
to be quite delicious
i just could not wrap
my manic brain
around it

perhaps like robert frost
i will i keep the first
(thought) for
another
day!”