Celery in Everything

The weatherman says there is ice
Over most of Central and East Texas
The newsman says they closed the schools
They closed Austin, too

The weatherman says it’s gonna be awhile
He says the ice covers everything
Don’t expect it to get above freezing
Until it all melts

I think of that for a minute
And wonder how it will ever melt
And wonder how my friend is doing
I wonder if her husband cooked

In his poetically unpoetic way
A big pot of soup, and what
While I’m at it goes in
Beef Barley Vegetable Soup,

Does he cut little chunks of beef
On a board, and add grains of pounded barley
Maybe onions and celery, and carrots
And little peas and flat-sided beans

The weatherman moves on to the Midwest
But I remain wondering at East Texas
And my friend and her supper
And whether Ken cleaned the board

Between the beef and the veggies
And why I love celery in everything


About anthonyuplandpoetwatkins

https://www.goodreads.com/AnthonyUplandpoetWatkins born in Jackson, The United States August 04, 1959 gender male website http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorI... genre Poetry, Historical Fiction influences James M. Lancaster, Brenda Black White, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Al Filreis member since March 2011 About this author edit data As one of the most public lives ever lived by a private citizen, there is little about me that isn't already available at Facebook or Shelfari and countless other places. Poet, writer, construction worker, salesman, truck driver, climber into the attics of total strangers, father and husband, and all around one of the luckiest men on the planet. My luck continued with a win in the June Goodreads Newsletter Contest! What an honor! http://anthonyuplandpoetwatkins.wordp... Additional Influences: Bob Dylan, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Gloria Naylor, Eudora Welty
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