Post 210: collards, ham hocks, painting, poem, South Carolina

by Carol Bass

YOUR COLLARDNESS is lost

he teased
been gone too long
but on the stove
the largest green leaves in history

simmering for hours
with ham hocks
large pinch of sugar
some vinegar
maybe some chicken stock

the house is filling with smells
a bit unpleasant
but it’s all coming back

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