A Frugal Poem

by Kelly · 2 comments

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For Our Anniversary

Now that the flowers have dried and withered,
I will tell you that they were a re-wrapped
bouquet-severely discounted-
which allowed me to purchase
those two salmon fillets I glazed
with a bottle of maple dressing,
the crab cakes I served with a spoonful
of spicy mustard from the housewarming sampler
your mother had gifted us,
the package of pre-mixed chocolate chunk
cookie dough I baked from scratch,
and from a fundraising ballet troupe,
that banana nut votive candle
which lasted just the one night.

“For Our Anniversary” by Jason Tandon, from Give Over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt. © Black Lawrence Press, 2009.


1 Random Thoughts of a Jersey Mom February 26, 2010

How sweet! I enjoyed it very much!
.-= Random Thoughts of a Jersey Mom´s last blog ..Spring Sport =-.

2 J.N.Urbanski February 27, 2010

Brilliant! I’m inspired to write my own now.

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