A Recipe for Love

A Recipe for Love

We are never short of sweets at home –

when Mother takes out the cookbook,

I get the bowls and the electric whisk

ready for action.

Take a snowdrift of flour,

a golden lake of molten butter

in the old brown saucepan

and laughter and jokes

according to taste.

As the chocolate chips

clatter and rattle in the bowl,

blend in a bittersweet childhood memory

from long ago.

Bake until golden-brown.

(Don't forget to lick the bowl.)

Smile at each other and say "Well done".

Serve warm.