Gathering and Letting Go – November PaD day 20

The prompt is a dual prompt for Tuesday – to write about two subjects – Gathering and Letting Go. For me, this time of year is filled with baking. Baking lots and lots of pie.


1) Preparation

Gathering supplies,
sweet potatoes, apples, flour
pumpkin, mincemeat, cherries
lemon, custard, coconut.

Rolling dough,
filling pie shells

Fragrant scents rising
from the ovens, then
cooling on the counter
lined up circles of
edible bliss.

2) Letting them go

Two to the office
two to go home with
four to the homeless shelter,
and two
to the sergeant in charge
of my soldier-son’s four-day pass for

Just keep three or four to the side
to feed the holiday guests.

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