Crepes Suzette

It has an orange flavour.
Colour of autumn.
Not just dessert for some people.
For some it’s a namesake.
And a mother’s old-fashioned favourite.
She wipes a hand on her crepe dress.
Suzette was her mother’s name.
She died recently.
Aneurysm at a dinner party.
She looked young in her favourite dress.
Crepe dress her husband bought her.
“Eating crepes in crepe” was a stupid joke she told.
Same dress her daughter now wipes her hand on.
Hands red from wiping tears.
And from making crepes suzette.


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