So young,

so sweet,

so full of life,

they only see a world of possibilities laid out before them.

-and thats when we chop them off at the stalk,

strip them naked and ready them for the pot!

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-Catch them before the grow -up,

develop a spiny exterior shell,

and become bitter to the core.

Suspend them in their youth-full bliss forever,

-or at least until this bottom of the bowl.

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Also today:

Pasta Misti, with Tuscan style braised beef ragu

Tagliarini, with salsa verde, (anchovy and parsley pesto)