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Tonight I have fallen in love with cauliflower,

the way that it gives itself so completely

to the soup, the way it informs the curry

with nutty sweetness, with bitterness.

I love the way it turns to cream, how it

loses all sense of its former shape

and is still so wholly present.


I know it is foolish, perhaps, to toss around

a word so important as love, to spend it

on a vegetable. No, I tell myself,

it is worse not to fall in love with cauliflower,

worse to pretend that it isn’t a gift,

an invitation to praise. Such simple worship,

a bowl, a spoon, a willing tongue.

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