Poem: Kitchen Magic ~ Lysbeth Em Benkert

July 8, 2019 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

Kitchen Magic
~ Lysbeth Em Benkert

Mom does long
division.
that number
sits under
a roof, where
the other
knocks on the
door, where the
pieces drop out
below,
getting
smaller
maybe
a
de
ci
mal.
some days it
sums zero,
other days
there’s a remainder.
she never
uses a
calculator.

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