My mother went to work each day
in a starched white dress, shoes
damped to her feet like pale
mushrooms, two blue hearts pressed
Nancy Scott – The Dishwasher
On their first date, he gave her
She sauteed veal medallions
and served them on greasy plates.
Dishwasher broke, she said, smiling,
as she filled the sink with suds.
Richard Osmond – Useful Verses for Distinguishing Cow Parsley from
Cow parsley is of child height
and hemlock is a giant.
Above the barley, wheat and corn
hemlock stands defiant.