surprise

eating caramel
is like eating fall
I don’t try the sweet stuff often
and so had forgotten
its tie to the season

but there it was; I had a
bite—first bite—and fall came
pushing through the taste

I am thankful for the bond
of taste with remembrance
that brought a whole time of
year into the small place here

where I nibble while waiting
for the next thing, after
this, to write or say

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