hour 4 Apple and Peanut Butter is a Basic Comfort Food

O4 2017 Poetry Marathon peanut butter and apple
prompt 4 stanza poem

Apple and Peanut Butter is a Basic Comfort Food.
by Paul Sanford

Apple and Peanut Butter is a basic comfort food.
Twist open the lid on the good stuff,
all peanuts with nothing added but a little salt.
The healthy stuff as in the old days
when I was around people who cared about such stuff.
Pour off the oil and put it in the refrigerator.
Apple and Peanut Butter is a basic comfort food.

Apple and Peanut Butter is a basic comfort food.
Choose a small apple,
one you can get your mouth around and bite.
These have a festive name, party or gala or Mardi Gras or whatever.
They look kinda pink and yellow, but if you look closely
they are a light golden green
with streaks of red in various tones,
giving it that party décor reflected in whatever the name is.
Apple and Peanut Butter is a basic comfort food.

Apple and Peanut Butter is a basic comfort food.
Some folks cut the apple into wedges,
scoop out the core and seeds
fill it with a scoop of peanut butter like a little boat.
It’s good for most folks, but seems like a lot of trouble
when what I want is a quick basic snack.
Something to eat any time of day or night.
Twist off the inedible stem,
turn the apple over to show the remains of the flower,
Apple and Peanut butter is a basic comfort food.

Apple and Peanut Butter is a basic comfort food.
Dig into the thick brown paste in the jar.
(If it’s too thick, pour in a little oil to thin, and stir.)
You want a nice thick paste to stick to the apple.
Put a big dab of peanut butter on the bottom of the apple.
Take a bite.
The sweet wet apple mixes with the stiff paste
to make a crunchy and delicious mix of texture and flavor.
Add dabs of peanut paste and bite off chunks around the edges.
Eat the core and all. Don’t bite into the bitter seeds.
If ate 400 apples and ground the seeds fine you would have a lethal dose of cyanide.
Pop the last bite into your mouth.
If you have a mustache you can taste peanut butter all day long,
and inside your mouth it sticks to your teeth for continued snacking.
Apple and Peanut Butter is a basic comfort food.

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