June 2009 – Beer & Barbecue

Raise your glasses now
Not to the host but the roast
A toast to the cow!

Burgers stand ready
Dogs and steaks, check; charcoal primed
Forgot the matches

The fire is high
The steaks are burned to a crisp
No problem–there’s beer
~Lance Strate

empty paper plate
except for the smear of char
and barbeque sauce

angry mother glares
at two speedy hungry flies
no, just one fly now

Malty hops bubble
Darkly down the throat, mixing
With rich, iron-red blood.
~enigmatic knight

what is that I smell?
breakfast was too long ago
when will it be done?

nearby honey bees
in the almost-summer-sun
tea steaps with lemons

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