The words are all before them,

Laid out in starkest splendour…

They want the choicest mix,

That express their inner candour.


A gourmet dish of phrases,

A comma placed to garnish,

All the swear words possible –

They revel in their varnish.


In the centre of a plate,

(The page – to you and me)

A dazzling invention,

A poem, firing free.


Blended to perfection,

Unravelled to surprise,

A new way through the words,

Lights up the reader’s eye.


A word chefs day completed,

Some time to wish on praise.

Another verse will follow –

And the word will be ablaze.


© The Secret Poetess, February 2018