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I'm not sure how this happened, but Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK!
Am I ready? Heck no.
But I've been spending time in the Haiku Garden with Robyn Hood Black, and you should see the tasty morsel she's cooked up!
My family will attest to the fact that I'm not a bad cook, they might even say I'm a good cook, but convenience fare only goes so far. Unfortunately, I can't say that I particularly enjoy my jaunts in the culinary arts-- it's one of those tasks that has fallen into my lap by default. And when it comes to Thanksgiving, I'm not ashamed to admit that I'd rather be a guest than a host. I'll happily bring the mashed potatoes or a nice bottle of wine.
Today's little ditty is a Thanksgiving greeting card verse that I wrote and sold to Andrews McMeel Publishing back in 2007.
COVER: Turkey roasting...
INSIDE: Giving thanks that I'm not hosting.
Yep, that's pretty much me all over.
When I recently contacted Andrews McMeel's greeting card editor to find out if the verse was ever used and whether or not I could legitimately post it on my blog, he informed me that my verse was in print for a while, but he wasn't sure if it still is.
I hope you'll let me know if you see my baby in the card racks over the coming week. Never did see the artwork for this one, but they paid me well so I can't complain.
And now that I've tantalized your taste buds, please join Katya, this week's Poetry Friday host over at Write. Sketch. Repeat. Everyone's invited! Side dish welcome, but not required.