By Mary Joyce

Only salad, you say, in the sweltering humidity

Of the urban jungle.

Only salad….each piece of broccoli hand cut,

Washed to perfection,

Tortellini cooked so tender

Spices, herbs, oil, vinegar

Gently applied to all greens.

Only salad….that was made with pleasure

And love, with the intention

Of nurturing hot souls.

Only salad…..Yes, only salad.