Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Kitchen of Our Weekend

photo © Mark Butkus 2011
Two hearts becoming one.

The kitchen of our weekend
is piled upon
the sink and counters

Breakfast coffee mugs dance
with emptied wine glasses
General Pao sits atop a fritatta

Onion peels a sad refrain
a crumb of bread and an elastic
on the floor

The kitchen of our weekend
is filled with the aroma
of slow food

A simmering pot
that is brewed of me and you
and the kitchen of our weekend

— Mark Butkus