The City is a Serving Tray

The boulevard is on display.
The city is a serving tray.

Watchtower kettle brews
a secret blend of leaves,
steeps the perfect recipe.

Dessert tower cathedral
holds scrumptious delights,
displayed at staggering heights.

The moon above’s a macaroon,
a sweet and crunchy delicacy,
chewie almond symmetry.

The steeple’s a stirrer
swirling misty creations–
cocktails, spirits, strong libations.

As I strut the highball avenue,
martini streetlights gleam,
buttery custard cream.

Night unfolds its napkin,
garnishes the city with a twist:
lemon, lime, and grapefruit kissed.
churning in a beveled dish.

Catch a sugar-bowl bus,
a sweet sightseeing rush
and decanter these streets;
life’s piquant treats.

© khartless 2022, All Rights Reserved

This piece was inspired by the delightful artwork of Ukrainian Yuriy Novikov. Be sure to view his gallery, and join me in keeping all of the Ukrainians in our thoughts and prayers.


  1. May God bless Ukraine and see an end to this evil. I love the painting, so abstract and beautiful! I love your words too, buttery custard cream? Sounds delicious! ❤️

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