Poem: Brownie Love

Posted:  Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:15am

For Barbara

Is this commotion of edibles

only on Holy Earth

where saints have proclaimed their worth

so easy to make

with the proper, available ingredients

found both at Hannafords and Walmart

for the good they do


made with love by many farmers

across our little globe

cacao beans ground to perfection

formed into 4 oz. bars

President Butter from France

the two ready to dance

but first two cups of Domino Sugar

four eggs at ready to be broken

2 teaspoons of Trader Joe’s

bourbon vanilla

found in the tropics

¾ cup of our darling King Arthur

precious red winter wheat

never bleached 

salt 1/2 teaspoon to just bring up the flavor

and finally, Russian walnuts

from our friends, Julia and Vlad

now heat the oven at 325 degrees

turn on the two lovers

chocolate and butter

watch them melt into

each other, taking care, spatula care

that the two partners

dance without burning

when melted add the other sums

in order listed, mix with care

pour into a buttered, floured 9x13 glass pan

cook 40 minutes when done remove from oven

let rest overnight, let the cook rest overnight. 

Barbara, dear, I cannot predict the future

so won’t try to

you are a kind person, working hard to understand

the will of your Goddess, God

anyway you know the taste of a good brownie

of which I have tried to make for you

with Love, Kendall


Kendall Merriam, Home, 5/5/18 11:47 PM, Directly under the perfume of the goods