"When Pop plates it, the liver smells, but the gravy he made to slather on it pools in a little heart around the meat, and I wonder if Pop did that on purpose."
"it pools in a little heart around the meat" - what does it mean?
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
The gravy he made to slather on it pools in a little heart around the meat.
"The gravy pools around the meat" = The gravy collects in a pool around the meat. The word pools is a verb.
You are probably distracted by "it". Let me clarify:
The gravy, which he made in order to slather on it, pools in a little heart around the meat. ("It" refers to "liver").
This pool of gravy has the shape of a heart.