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Ode to my kitchen

There is a place 
No, rather, a sanctuary 
Where I go to find solace 
Its surfaces welcome me
Handles, jars, spoons and boxes
All lovingly placed, by me 
I know you better than all of them 
Only I know exactly where everything is
And where everything goes
I know your secrets 
And you know mine

Yes, you know quite a few of mine, don't you? 

A temple of endless comfort
Bad dreams and bad days bring me to you 
To indulge when I should not 
And to nourish when I need 
I adore the sweet sounds
Of your bubbling metal pots
The enticing things we create, together
Scents that warm the other jealous rooms
But when I'm here, with you, in your little chair
Staring at the little plant in the window 
The soft light of the lamp on the counter at 3 AM 
The sound of water running into my glass
In this moment, I want for no other room to have me 
And will have none but you

Copyright © Jeremy Martin

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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 11:28:00 AM
    A charming visit to the heart of the home. Haven't seen you for a while. Hope you are happy wherever ye be. I baked Dream Bars last night. The coconutty aroma is heavenly. Hurry back. SuZ

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 4:07:00 AM
    I can relate to your lovely ode to your kitchen.My passion for cooking goes deeper than poetry so i do understand.Lovely poem

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Charmaine-- Yes, there is something so magical about the process, isn't there? It's so satisfying. thanks for relating
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 3:20:00 PM
    This is fantastic my wife shares a similar love for cooking and creating. My brother as well but sadly not myself. I do however enjoy eating her creations. Well done.

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard, I can't think of much I like to do more than create new concoctions in the kitchen. Thanks for commenting
  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:24:00 AM
    So very true the heart of every home..I enjoyed this......

    Martin Avatar Jeremy Martin
    Date: 2/18/2013 11:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Donna!