Stella relished each spoonful.
Adobong saluyot and rice.
First taste of it in five years.
First time to clear her plate all clean.
Between smiles and dancing eyes,
“Asim! Sarap! Gusto ko pa!”
A bit of Ilocana,
Sighed certified genuine Ilocana lola.
“I like carrots, broccoli,
tomatoes, potatoes, kangkong,
and I like saluyot, too.”
I love you Stella most of all.