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Poem: Anticipating Salad

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Adelaide IT professional Michelle Juers, who likes to spend her time away from the computer screen writing poetry, ponders the onset of salad days in today’s Poet’s Corner contribution.

Anticipating Salad

For the past few months the weather’s been soupy
but the season is on the cusp of change.
Huzzah we are approaching
those glorious salad days.

Rosemary, thyme, roast potato
Parsley, parsnip, you’ve all been just fine
but now I’m craving a vegetable crunch
to placate this palate of mine.

Cucumber, tomato, lettuce
Carrots, capsicums and the like
Olives, feta and artichoke
no cause for an insulin spike

Pears, pecans and parmesan
Quinoa, carrots and chickpeas
Baby spinach, bocconcini
Watercress? Hells yes, please.

Sweet potato and macadamia
bean sprouts, peanuts and tofu.
Chinese cabbage, crunchy noodles
and a saucy vinaigrette or two.

Carrot, cabbage and pineapple
pumpkin, almond and ricotta.
These are the combos I want to try
as the weather slowly gets hotter.

More of Michelle Juers’ poetry can be found at

Readers’ original and unpublished poems up to 30 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to A poetry book will be awarded to each contributor.





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