beaded trout

Preserves

The sun casually reclined across

the breakfast table, loosing sparks

from the assorted preserve jars

gathered in the center. Inspired, I took

the orange marmelade and slathered it

over you as if you were an oven-hot

English muffin awaiting adornment;

then we began to feast.

I kept some

of the crumbs we left behind; occasionally

I'll nibble one, for the sake of sun and

oranges and you.

Howard Miller


contents of issue 3

Blessing For the Meal
Indira Allegra

Gracias, Sabás
Brandon Cesmat

Red Door on Mott Street
Stephania JT Russell

Preserves
Howard Miller

windfall
Martin Hinkel

Cooking Stories
Linda Boyden

Table Leavings
Rain Prud'homme_Cranford Gomez

Kabubu Bread
Luke Warm Water

Into The Cauldron of Iron
Lorraine Cathey


Howard Miller Biography

Howard Miller is a retired college teacher who occasionally writes down stuff. He enjoys cooking, yoga, and sometimes jumping out of airplanes.


Permission to publish poems in this one context was granted by the authors, who unless otherwise specified, hold copyright on these works.