It seems only fitting that considering in September, there was a cake daily prompt that tart should be given equal standing. I must have missed π (pie).
Pecan Tart Rhyme
I said he looked a tad pasty;
he wanted to discuss pastry.
He said his favorite tart was cherry,
mine was pecan. He looked wary.
He said, “That’s a tree nut”
with condescension, a rooster strut.
Why do non-southerners not understand
how the pecan is like contraband,
its ability to roast to perfection
its ability to make any confection
just a bit extraordinary.
He said what about blackberry
lingonberry, black cherry, raspberry,
are you saying that these are ordinary?
I sighed, tired of the parry, I must depart
I’m off to procure a pecan tart.