encounters

this is important:
the water must be warm
the yeast must be dry
the dough must rise for about an hour

this means something:
i call but no answer
i wait for the tone
i try again in thirty minutes

this is important:
the salt must be kosher
the onions must be toasted
the rings must rise again, half as long as before

this means something:
you say you’re not home
your car’s in your driveway
your silhouette’s in your window, dancing

this is important:
the water must be sugared
the sheet must be greased
the oven must be preheated to 400 degrees

this means something:
the fire alarms blare
the ambulance arrives late
the police say it was all an accident






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05 2009

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  1. noreply@blogger.com (Brian) #
    1

    I enjoyed this poem.

  2. noreply@blogger.com (a celebration of in(ter)dependence) #
    2

    i feel inspired to try my hand at bagel baking once again!!!



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