Thursday, April 12, 2012

National Poetry Month 30 Poems in 30 Days Challenge, Poem #8

Learning By Doing, But Slowly

Verses roll like dough- mix, kneed, taste. You could
say what's wrong: nails tip tap the countertop,
but I play my way to ready, a touch
more sugar, another egg. Cut cookies

from each stanza- No. Thrown away. Decide
to make bread. Heat butter in my hands, spin
eggshells towards the trash not in, let dishes
pile up until you shaking go. Greased pan

meet oven. Yes! the rising lump. See how
yeast and hope are interchangeable? Cool
then cut through the thick crust for the soft heart
savor the scent of rhyme on my fingers.

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