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Image: Unsplash

Friendly Barbecue

Distress dissipates, up in smoke.  

Sunshine glazing the unkempt grass,  

And toasting the willing members 

Of this warm affair. 


Cuts of meat smoked

With a refreshed richness. 

Lightly clothed, we’re dispensers 

Of coos, cackles, and chatter. 

Strewn emptied bottled beers 

Lazing about, basking in boiling heat – 

Fresh from servicing thankful lips. 


As the day cools, 

Bellies become full, drinks dwindle; 

Satisfaction opens the event’s close: 

A welcomed break from working woes. 


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