A Truly Bad Cook

From Writing Notebook 2021, published in 2022.

A Truly Bad Cook

Metal prices and grain futures
went into its composition
Dark angles marked out the burn lines
under the glow of red-hot wires
Surface undulations like lumps in soil
Internal signals pointing awry and crashing
and of course
scorch marks:
My favorite cake
in the pan
settled itself in the oven
The next carnage awaits.


4 thoughts on “A Truly Bad Cook

  1. Haha! My mother was wonderful but she was death and destruction when it came to baking cakes!! I couldn’t help but laugh. And the thing is she never stopped trying!!

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