The season of soup slips behind us —
we can’t let it pass unobserved;
the kettles and bowls warmly bind us
with elixir drippingly served.
Here’s to you, soup,
you wondrous admixture,
the winter’s cozy
like flannel to bones,
old friend to our eyes.
Yet more thanks to photographer S.W. Berg.
And thanks also to Anna’s Pizza in Buckroe, Hampton, VA,
creator of this minestrone and presentation thereof.
(Do you, dear reader, like me, have the urge to grab a spoon?)