I am suddenly craving a whiskey old fashioned…
articles on mixology often describe
drinks involving whiskey
glasses of ice cubes shatter
when barmen polish their lines with jive
my sisters polish their looks in mirrors
hugging the bar like a row of onions
hoping for gibsons straight up with ribbon
succulent plants to suck on
chatter all night
What did you say?
You want to sip me?
Are you sleeping here
curled like an ear?
Rozanne Gold is a four-time James Beard Award winning chef, author, and journalist. She has published 13 cookbooks and hundreds of articles about food, dining, and culture. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, among many other national publications. At 23, she was the first chef to the Mayor of New York, Ed Koch. Now, she is an impassioned hospice worker, spiritual care volunteer, and an MFA candidate in poetry at the New School.