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A Nearly Perfect Afterschool Treat

We just had to locate that piece of lemon zest

By Barb DukemanPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
A Nearly Perfect Afterschool Treat
Photo by Evan Reimer on Unsplash

Around the corner Autumn brings it chill;

The trip to school I’m bundled up in coats.

With leaves of red and orange up the hill

I slowly trudged to class to take my notes.


At noon I opened up my paper sack

Consisting of a sandwich and some chips.

Daydreaming of returning to a snack

My nana made that played up my lips.


A pudding rice from Italy she cooked

Delicious and from scratch she made each day

A creamy treat with sweetness – I was hooked!

The end of school I ran home straight away.


The only thing disheartening my zeal

Was biting on that damnèd lemon peel.


About the Creator

Barb Dukeman

After 32 years of teaching high school English, I've started writing again and loving every minute of it. I enjoy bringing ideas to life and the concept of leaving behind a legacy.

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  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    Lovely! And what a charming final couplet!! Great work, Barb!

  • Ward Norcutt2 months ago

    I do so love a sonnet. Nice job, Barb. Good ol' rice pudding - almost made my list. happy writing.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Fantastic family snack!!! Loved it!!!

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