Elle (theroadtoelle) wrote,

Devastatingly delicious

Prompt: Half her herb garden was for cooking. The other half would kill you. Sometimes she used both in the same dish.

A crisp, green sprig of parsley,
the perfect garnish for a
pie that would make four
and twenty blackbirds beg
for the honour.
Steam rises from symmetrical
vents painstakingly angled
to maintain optimum crunch
and puff, and I wonder
if anyone would taste
the hemlock and nightshade
I'd flavoured the gravy with.
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