Stay Hungry (an acrostic poem)

Slicing the tomato released that sweet acidic aroma into the air

Tearing basil and sprinkling the shreds on that red bed

Adding pulled apart chunks of fresh mozzarella

Yet it is not complete till the olive oil and balsamic vinegar is added


How excited John was when he finally finished making the salad

Undoing his napkin, he tucked it into his shirt color

Next came out the fork.  John got ready to dig in and yet…

Gary popped his head around the corner

Reaching out Gary said, “You made it for me honey?  Thank you so much.”

Yielding to his husband, John waved him off.  “Of course Gary,” he said.