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Compote of Peaches and Pears, with Pitchers, on a Table, oil on canvas, by French painter Albert André in the early 1900s. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Let’s have a compote duel:
Sweet against sweet
Liqueur against liqueur

Conceptually, I love you
Earthy truffle oil
The pressure to be with you
Is raw garlic
May require
A summer to
Wake up in
The pantry
With you

Blow it, game birds
While I move my
Ass to cherry bing
Sodium low
Lower than martini
Lower than sodium agnolotti