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Nov 2011
My son and I have made a deal
he stays in our house rent free
so long as he helps with the evening meal

side by side we talk, dice, slice
potatoes, sport, TV
carrots, music, advice

I could delegate the whole thing
feet up, cold beer
be waited on like a king

or let him play a video game
cook on my own
he wouldn’t complain

but the food tastes better
is more nourishing
when we work together

there’s more fun
more warmth in the kitchen
when I cook with my son
Β©Mike Hopkins 2011
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