Written by Angela M. Riddick. All material posted by Poetic Mustard Seeds is protected by copyright.
When a brother asks
“Can you cook?”
especially when you haven’t cooked for someone in quite awhile!!!
your knees … start to quiver a little
will he be around long enough to experience the finest of finest
I have to offer
or will this be carryout?
will he pull up to the window
place his order quickly
not really surveying the menu
because … the fast, tasteless food he wants …or thinks he wants …
is before him
on a list
shining through neon lights
a few letters missing here and there
but just enough for him to
select, yet another tasteless meal?
or will he stay long enough to taste my cooking?
not just the clamor and clanging of my caphalon pots
but long enough to experience the finest woman he’ll ever know
a gem amongst jewels
a rare find
a breadth of fresh air!
Here’s a tip, hungry man
Don’t ask, “Can you cook?”
you plan on sticking around long enough to experience my cooking!
true … it won’t be carryout
no, it won’t take less than an hour to savor
…if there is such a thing
it will be wonderful
the finest of finest, ever set before a king –
and yes, she cooks!
“The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22 NLT