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April 20, 2022 Comfort From the Rain


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Comfort From the Rain

The spring rain brings a chill
that calls for a pot 
of homemade soup.
I chop fresh veggies,
anything I can find,
carrots, onion, cabbage,
broccoli, potato, cauliflower,
tomatoes, add some salsa,
herbs de Provence, garlic,
broth, and more broth,
salt and pepper,
and allow to simmer.

Nothing like when trekking
the Pacific Crest Trail
during an unexpected storm,
hunkering down inside
a one-person tent,
opening a packet of freeze-dried
veggies, adding some water, 
and heating over a Solo stove
to create a cup of hot nourishment.

And yet .  .  .  .
the satisfaction
and gratitude will be the same.
                  ~~Judi Van Gorder

Wild  by Cheryl Strayed

Prompt:  Book report—subtly (or overtly) incorporate a book report or response into a poem about something else. (If you name the book, avoid spoilers!)

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~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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