Pepper Sense

Dad didn’t, but mom sure did
partake in peppers

For years I wouldn’t. My first?  
Jalapeño, like
so many—nachos, salsa,
burgers. Black pepper
didn’t count, but now even
black pepper . . . in its warmth   
prompts complications.

Turns out, dear dad did judge well  

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Inspired by “pepper” prompt at dVerse Poets Pub, sprinkled by Punam at paeansunplugged.

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Memorial Day (Poem)

In thought and therefore mind present   
 In memoriam, with respect   

  Living, gone; more, survived or died 
   Courage of all, each unified

    Joined: hip to wide calamity
     Thick of worldwide humanity

      Beneath universal conflict
       Under protected influence     

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