Keep This Fire Burning Steady

Ashley Valencia-Pate

Sweet girl, I am standing ready
Let me examine your tribute
Keep this fire burning steady
Mmm, I can smell those veggies
I sense the stickiness of the fruit
Sweet girl, I am standing ready
I think those onions are getting sweaty
Stop worrying, googling for a substitute
Keep this fire burning steady
I must say, you are quite messy
Sloshing sticky sauces, I need a wetsuit
Sweet girl, I am standing ready.
I have a flame, a power I levy
The propane climbing up my root
Keep this fire burning steady.
See how those flavors marry?
What can my magic execute?
Sweet girl, I am standing ready.
Keep this fire burning steady

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Bridge the Distance: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Poems by Ashley Valencia-Pate is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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