Picnic days

#summer #food #sport #garden

24th June 2018

 

Perfect time to relax in the Garden

In the shade of a cool umbrella, out of the sun

Cucumber sandwiches and iced lemonade

Nice accompaniament to the Barbecue chicken

Inside the wicker basket – under the foil

Chocolate cake for afters – the perfect sweet

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Broken

Broken

the elaborate jigsaw

lies strewn on the floor

of the coffee house

jagged shards of porcelain

cast out in a circular pattern

across the marble floor

perhaps the barista

should have taken note

of the temperature of

the coffee machine

Calzone

Salford 13th April 2018

Bella Italia , Lowry outlet mall, Salford Quays

Take a pizza base

Make it nice and thick

Cover it in the richest tomatoes

You can lay your hands on

Red bell peppers and juicy onions

add meats of your choosing

Or even more veg

Throw in a little pesto if you wish

But don’t forget the cheese

Fold it up like a Cornish pastie

And let it catch a Neapolitan tan

Before cracking open it’s golden crust as

treasures are uncovered and steam released

Releasing the tasty fillings that lie inside