Charity Dinner

A poem


Midjourney art created by the author

We are all heroes for cleaning up the kitchen
after a Sunday garden party; toss the limes
from empty gin and tonics, dump the ice

that chilled the Pinot Grigio, scrape off
the melted wet charcuterie board
of Spanish cheese and homegrown wildflowers.



Trapper Markelz
The Power of Poetry

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out