Inhaling the scent
of malt vinegar while I’m
stirring my first batch

Of Branston pickle
I am transported back to
An old English pub

A Ploughman’s lunch…
My first taste of this delight
Nineteen eighty-eight

Thirty-odd years past
I’m finally making it
On my own this year

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet, at age 59. Jennifer has also published commentary about poetry and poetry-related essays. During the pandemic she joined the online poetry community of The Daily Haiku. Poetry has been a lifeline.