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Onions in a basket
Waiting to be picked
Top knots and tails neatly cut
Thoroughly skinned

Coarsely chopped
Or sliced into rings
Probably diced
Or merely minced

Fried in a wok
Boiled in a pan
Or simply steamed in a cooker
In the company of friends

Dense broccoli, smooth zucchini
Glamorous greens, tender beans
Carotene rich grated carrots
Crisp cabbages in thin strips

Everything together
Served on a platter
Spiced (or not) to the hilt
And salted (or not) to the gills

Onions in a basket
Waiting, to fulfil destiny
Satiate hunger
Make the taste linger longer…

© Shail Mohan 2022