Thanksgiving Pie

Make pie

before the apples spoil

some too far gone

others need a peel

core out rot

slices sugarcoated

Crust over with cinnamon

butter the size of a walnut 

seal with fluted edge 

don’t forget pumpkin

out of the cellar

no more vinegar pie


dVerse prompt on the word spoil in quadrille form. In colonial times women

would make vinegar pie when the fruits and vegetables were gone.

Thanksgiving Pie


There was a long list of pie makers in our family

It was not a competition

Yet it was

Who could make the tastiest pie

We like to remember most

The mistakes

Strawberry chiffon 

Made with salt instead of sugar

Cherry pie with the pits still in