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  • Gary Hunter

One Basil Leaf - Sept. 23, 2022

this basil leaf

picked and shredded

into the tomato soup

reminds me

this earth serves us

the house and table

ladle bowl and napkin

a spoon that pours

an offering through lips

and if the setting

and temperature

the spice and flavor

are just right

we tip the world

a humming smile


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