Dive into the world of scents.
I hear the crash of the door
Young Jack enters, exuberant as always
His younger brothers follow
Wide eyed wondering what’s on the menu.
Daughters arrive, sons rush in
It’s a family dinner
Two birthdays: one 36 one 3…….
They exclaim delight in the aromas they meet
Dinner is cooked
Across the room floats a parmigiana sauce
Mingled with a mushroom cream
A honey mustard sits nearby
Ready to sate every pallet if touches.
They wander to the stove
Their noses awakening their appetites,
Dad’s cooking has improved they say.
Dinner is about choices
Which taste to sample first
They take small chicken pieces,
Smother them in a chosen sauce.
By evenings end
Fierce debate over which was preferred
Each has a favourite
Leftovers will provide another meal.
At nights end I am left with
The perfume of the kitchen
Comforting my senses.