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Red Hot: Advice for Eating Leftovers, Holiday or Otherwise
by Joan Leotta

Leftover pizza,
day-old stew—
add red pepper
they sizzle anew.
Grown in my garden
picked by my hand
dried in my kitchen--
peppers cure what’s bland
Crush the dried ones
don't eat plain.
Sprinkle on that pepper
or it all tastes the same.