Saturday, September 26, 2015

All mine

All Mine

Tempting, isn’t it, that last slice?
Here is how you take it:

Forget the fork
You will only need your fingertips

Lift the sweetness slowly
and warm it with your breath.
This takes time.

Next, set your teeth around the soft middle
and bite gently, rolling the flavors in your mouth
like a wave

Savor               and swallow

But see that a
few crumbs find
the corners of your
lower lip and stay put —

Those bits are mine.

- K a t h l e e n  K i m b a l l - B a k e r ,  A u g u s t  2 0 1 5


Michael said...

Oh mai yes

Kathleen said...

Glad you liked it, Michael. I share it with Tess before letting it seen the light of day, and she was most encouraging. Thanks for adding a note of encouragement, too!